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    This is an experimental technology
    Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.


    The HTML summary element (<summary>) is used as a summary, caption, or legend for the content of a <details> element.

    Note: If the <summary> element is omitted, the heading "details" will be used.

    Usage context

    Permitted content Phrasing content or one element of Heading content
    Tag omission None, both the start tag and the end tag are mandatory.
    Permitted parent element The <details> element.
    Normative document HTML5, section 4.11.2


    This element only includes the global attributes.

    DOM interface

    This element implements the HTMLElement interface.


    In summation, get details from the link on the next line

    Please see the <details> page for examples on <summary>.


    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of '<summary>' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    The definition of '<summary>' in that specification.
    Working Draft  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 12 Not supported bug 591737 Not supported Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 4.0 Not supported bug 591737 Not supported Not supported Not supported

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    Last updated by: fscholz,