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What Is a "dl" Tag/Element?
A "dl" element is block level element that can be used to define
a definition list, where items are displayed with leading terms.
Here are basic rules about "dl" elements:
- "dl" elements are block level elements.
- "dl" elements can not have text contents.
- An "dl" element must have one or more pairs of "dt" and "dd" elements as sub-elements.
- Each pair of "dt" and "dd" elements will be displayed by browsers as a term and a definition.
Below is a good tutorial example of "dl" elements:
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<dt>CSS</dt><dd>Cascading Style Sheet</dd>
<dt>DTD</dt><dd>Document Type Definition</dd>
<dt>WWW</dt><dd>World Wide Web</dd>
<dt>XML</dt><dd>eXtensible Markup Language</dd>
If you save the above document as definition_list.html, and view it with
Internet Explorer, you will see a list of items with leading terms
as shown below:
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- What Are List Elements?
- What Is an "ol" Tag/Element?
- What Is a "li" Tag/Element?
- Can Multiple Paragraphs Be Included in a List Item?
- What Is a "ul" Tag/Element?
- What Is a "dl" Tag/Element?
- Can List Elements Be Nested?
- How To Use Different Markers on Ordered List Items?
- How To Use Different Markers on Unordered List Items?