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HTML <summary> Tag

The <summary> tag is used to define the visible header for the <details> element. By clicking on the header the user can view/hide the information.

The <summary> element always should be the first element inside <details> tag.

The <summary> tag is new to HTML5.


The content of the tag is between the opening (<summary>) and closing (</summary>) tag.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
      <summary>Copyright 2013-2014.</summary>
      <p> W3docs. All rights reserved.</p>
      <p>The content of the website is the property of</p>



The <summary> tag supports Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support

12+ 49+ 6+ 15+