HTML <section> (Section) Tag

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The <section> element defines a generic section of a document and it may contain a heading and footer of its own.

Note: Authors are encouraged to use the <article>article element instead of the section element when it would make sense to syndicate the contents of the element.

Version: HTML5

Standard Syntax


Browser Support


Global Attributes

The <section> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <section> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <section> element with the following by default value(s)

section { 
  display: block;

Related Tags:

<button>, <datalist>, <fieldset>, <form>, <input>, <label>, <legend>, <meter>, <optgroup>, <option>, <output>, <progress>, <textarea>
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