HTML <section> Tag


The <section> HTML tag is a structural element used to define a thematic grouping or a distinct section of content within a web page. It is part of HTML5 and helps to organize and structure the content of a webpage, making it more semantically meaningful. Typically, a <section> tag is used to encapsulate related content like articles, chapters, or any block of content that forms a cohesive unit. This tag aids in improving the accessibility and search engine optimization of a website by providing clear hierarchies and meaning to the content's structure.


Permitted Parents
Any element that accepts flow content. Note that a <section> element must not be a descendant of an <address> element
Block, inline and text
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: required


<p>WWW stands for 'World Wide Web'</p>



Global Attributes

The <section> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes

The <section> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5

Browser Support

The following table will show you the current browser support for the HTML <section> tag.

Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung Webview

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 30th September 2023