A short summary of the principle ideas, concepts and conclusions of the work, or of a section or excerpt within it.


Example 1 — Abstract paragraph within an article
<article aria-labelledby="hd">
   <h2 id="hd">Deoxyribonucleic Acid Self-Replication</h2>
   <p role="doc-abstract">The cause of self-replicating DNA…</p>
Example 2 — Multi-paragraph abstract
<div role="doc-abstract">
   <p>This paper examines the effects of …</p>

Relation to ARIA

doc-abstract inherits its semantics from the a section role (i.e., it represents a container of related content, but is not a landmark).


doc-abstract is typically used on div elements when it consists of more than one paragraph, but can be used on a p tag when the abstract is a single paragraph.

For a simplified list of all the elements the role is allowed on, refer to the mapping table in the EPUB Type to ARIA Role Authoring Guide. For the official list of allowed elements, refer to ARIA in HTML.

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