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Exploring the details html element

This article has been posted under the following categories: blog, exploring, html and under-used

One of the underused HTML elements is the <details> element. For the uses cases this tag gives you, it is not used enough on websites.

Lets explore its uses together. This tag is used to make an expanding/collapsing detail/summary view. The browser then adds interaction to the element, allowing the user to open/close the element itself. Lets take a look at a basic example:

    <summary>This is the summary</summary>
    <p>This is the body</p>
    <p>Multiple tags are allowed here</p>