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The template tag, or Content Template element, creates a container that holds HTML content that is hidden upon page load.


The <template> tag can be used for HTML content that is to be used repeatedly, but not until asked for. The content can later be rendered using JavaScript.

<button onClick="showTemplate()">Show the hidden content</button>

  <h3>Title of the hidden content</h3>
  <p>A hidden paragraph.</p>

function showTemplate() {
  var temp = document.getElementsByTagName("template")[0];
  var clon = temp.content.cloneNode(true);


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