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ElementDFN
Purposeenclose term definition
DescriptionThis element encloses the definition of a term as it is presented in the text. Some browsers may render the definition in a particular way to alert the reader to a special term of interest.
Start tagRequired <DFN>
Attributes
NameTypeDefaultComment
class CDATA #IMPLIEDspace-separated list of classes
dir( ltr | rtl )#IMPLIEDdirection for weak/neutral text
idID#IMPLIEDdocument-wide unique id
lang NAME #IMPLIEDlanguage code as RFC1766
onclick CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was clicked
ondblclick CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was double clicked
onkeydown CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was pressed down
onkeypress CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was pressed and released
onkeyup CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was released
onmousedown CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was pressed down
onmousemove CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved within
onmouseout CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved away
onmouseover CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved onto
onmouseup CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was released
style CDATA #IMPLIEDstyle sheet data; associated style info
title CDATA #IMPLIEDtext; advisory title
Content( #PCDATA | TT | I | B | U | S | STRIKE | BIG | SMALL | EM | STRONG | DFN | CODE | SAMP | KBD | VAR | CITE | ABBR | ACRONYM | A | IMG | APPLET | OBJECT | FONT | BASEFONT | BR | SCRIPT | MAP | Q | SUB | SUP | SPAN | BDO | INPUT | SELECT | TEXTAREA | LABEL | BUTTON )*
End tagRequired </DFN>
Referenced in A ABBR ACRONYM ADDRESS APPLET B BDO BIG BLOCKQUOTE BODY BUTTON CAPTION CENTER CITE CODE DD DEL DFN DIV DT EM FIELDSET FONT FORM H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 I INS KBD LABEL LEGEND LI NOSCRIPT OBJECT P PRE Q S SAMP SMALL SPAN STRIKE STRONG SUB SUP TD TH TT U VAR
Example
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Kyle knows how to make applets, <DFN>Java programs that can be embedded on a Web page</DFN>. Kyle knows how to make applets, Java programs that can be embedded on a Web page.
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