HTML details: Main Tips
- The HTML
<details>element generates a disclosure widget. In it, information can be either shown or hidden from users.
- A combination of <summary> and
<details>HTML elements is frequently used.
<details>tags accept various content.
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Use of details
<details> sets a disclosure widget seen as a small triangle which can be manipulated to show or hide information.
By default, HTML
false, meaning that content is hidden automatically.
<details> <summary>Copyright</summary> <p>- by your company</p> <p>Content governed by copyright.</p> </details>
Note: the content of <summary> (if it is the first child) is the label for the disclosure widget the <details> tag HTML creates.
open attribute makes contents of the
<details> element visible. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers do not support this attribute.
<details open> <summary>Click here to hide or show</summary> <p>- Visible by default</p> </details>