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Introduced in HTML5


The HTML Section Element (<section>) represents a generic section of a document, i.e., a thematic grouping of content, typically with a heading. Each <section> should be identified, typically by including a heading (h1-h6 element) as a child of the <section> element.

Usage notes :

  • If it makes sense to separately syndicate the content of a <section> element, use an <article> element instead.
  • Do not use the <section> element as a generic container; this is what <div> is for, especially when the sectioning is only for styling purposes. A rule of thumb is that a section should logically appear in the outline of a document.

contexto de uso

Permitted content: Flow content
Tag omission: tanto a tag de início quanto a tag de fechamento são obrigatórias
Permitted parent elements

Any element that accepts flow content. Note that a <section> elementmust not be a descendant of an <address> element.

Normative document HTML5, section 4.4.2


This element only includes the global attributes.

DOM Interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.


  <p>Bunch of awesome content</p>


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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.10 4.1
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Basic support 2.2 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 5.0 (iOS 4.2)

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