HTML Table summary attribute

Example

The following HTML table defines a summary of the content of the table:
<table border="1" summary="Monthly savings for the Flintstones family">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>March</td>
    <td>$10</td>
  </tr>
</table>


Definition and Usage

The summary attribute specifies a summary of the content of a table.
The summary attribute makes no visual difference in ordinary web browsers.
This attribute can be used by screen readers.

Browser Support

Since there is no visual difference in ordinary web browsers, it’s difficult to say whether or not they support the summary attribute.

Syntax

<table summary="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text A summary of the content of the table
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