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W3C Working Draft

Summary

The aside element (<aside>) indicates content that is only tangentially related to the rest of the content.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLElement

HTML information

Closing Tag required
CSS Display block


Compatibility

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Desktop

FeaturesChromeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support
5
Yes
?
Unknown
9.0
Yes
11.10
Yes
4.1
Yes

Mobile

FeaturesAndroidFirefox MobileIE MobileOpera MobileSafari Mobile
Basic support
2.2
Yes
4.0
Yes
9.0
Yes
11.0
Yes
5.0
Yes

Examples

The following example shows how an aside is used to mark up background material on Switzerland in a much longer news story on Europe.

HTML

<aside>
 <h1>Switzerland</h1>
 <p>Switzerland, a land-locked country in the middle of geographic
 Europe, has not joined the geopolitical European Union, though it is
 a signatory to a number of European treaties.</p>
</aside>



Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML 5 W3C Working Draft

See also

Related articles

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Attribution

This article contains content originally from external sources.

Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]