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HTML summary attribute

summary

The purpose of the HTML summary attribute is to specify a text which a summary of the purpose as well as structure of a table. Using this attribute is useful for
non-visual media such as speech and Braille.

Supported elements

HTML summary attribute supports table element.

Syntax

<table summary="value" >.....</summary>

Type of value

Text.

Value

Text.

Default value

There is no default value of HTML summary attribute.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of HTML summary attribute with table element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML summary attribute with table element</title>
</head>
<body>
<table border="1" summary="This is table of country and their capitals. First column describes country and the second column describe capital." >
<tr>
<td>USA</td>
<td>Washington,D.C.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>UK</td>
<td>London</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Result

html summary attribute with table element

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Example of HTML summary attribute with table element

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