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Component

Details

Make a page easier to scan by letting users reveal more detailed information only if they need it

How it looks (preview all)

Help with nationality
We need to know your nationality so we can work out which elections you’re entitled to vote in. If you can’t provide your nationality, you’ll have to send copies of identity documents through the post.

How to call this component

<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/details", {
  title: "Help with nationality"
} do %>
  We need to know your nationality so we can work out which elections you’re entitled to vote in. If you can’t provide your nationality, you’ll have to send copies of identity documents through the post.
<% end %>

GOV.UK Design System

This component incorporates components from the GOV.UK Design System:

Accessibility acceptance criteria

The component must:

  • accept focus
  • be focusable with a keyboard
  • be usable with a keyboard
  • be usable with touch
  • indicate when it has focus
  • toggle the visibility of the details element’s content when interacted with
  • indicate the expanded state when details’ content is visible
  • indicate the collapsed state when details’ content is hidden

Links in the component must:

  • accept focus
  • be focusable with a keyboard
  • be usable with a keyboard
  • indicate when they have focus
  • change in appearance when touched (in the touch-down state)
  • change in appearance when hovered
  • be usable with touch
  • be usable with voice commands
  • have visible text

Other examples

With data attributes (preview)

Help with nationality
We need to know your nationality so we can work out which elections you’re entitled to vote in. If you can’t provide your nationality, you’ll have to send copies of identity documents through the post.
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/details", {
  title: "Help with nationality",
  data_attributes: {
    tracking: "GTM-123AB",
    module: "govuk-details"
  }
} do %>
  We need to know your nationality so we can work out which elections you’re entitled to vote in. If you can’t provide your nationality, you’ll have to send copies of identity documents through the post.
<% end %>

Open (preview)

Help with nationality
We need to know your nationality so we can work out which elections you’re entitled to vote in. If you can’t provide your nationality, you’ll have to send copies of identity documents through the post.
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/details", {
  title: "Help with nationality",
  open: true
} do %>
  We need to know your nationality so we can work out which elections you’re entitled to vote in. If you can’t provide your nationality, you’ll have to send copies of identity documents through the post.
<% end %>