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HTML <section> tag

The HTML <section> element represents a standalone section in a document, such as chapter, header, footer, or any other section of the document.

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As an example, a navigation menu should be wrapped in a <nav> element, but a list of search results and a map display and its controls don't have specific elements, and could be put inside a <section>.

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.

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the <section> element:

Element
<section> 5 4 11.1 4.1 9



Standard Attributes

The <section> tag does not support any standard attributes. See HTML Standard Attributes Reference

Global Attributes

The <section> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <section> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

Last updated: Friday 28 Sep, 2018