section

FilterElements

<section> ... </section>

HTML5 only. Represents a section (a thematic grouping of content) of a document or application with its own internal outline and (optionally) a header and footer. The section element is not a generic container; it should be used only if the element’s contents should appear in the document’s outline.

Start/End Tags

Required/Required

Specifications

  • HTML5

cite=

Values: text
Provides a link to information about the source or author of the section.
<body>
<article>
<h1>Common Birds</h1>
<section>
  <h1>Chapter 1: Hummingbirds</h1>
  <p>A little something on hummingbirds.</p>
</section>
<section>
  <h1>Chapter 2: Turkeys</h1>
  <p>This is about turkeys.</p>
</section>
</article>
</body>

Rendered Example

section is a semantic element. Its rendering is dependent on style rules.