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The summary element holds a short placeholder phrase for the hidden composition of a details element.

It acts as a heading or legend for the material inside the details element. The reader may show or hide the associated detailed composition by clicking the placeholder text.

The summary element is always visible. When a details element has no associated summary element, the browser generates a fallback, whic is typically just the word "Details".


p The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in
which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape
burdensome social obligations.

details {
summary Contemporary Reviews
p Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humour
and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while
others were cautious about its lack of social messages.
Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make
The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly
popular play.
Showing only the summary until it is clicked


The details element keeps a long-winded passage hidden until the reader actively signals the intention to read it.


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