Version-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN
Elementdiv
Purposegeneric language/style container
DescriptionThis element identifies parts of a document. You put elements in a div element so that you can set their alignments. Note that you don't get new paragraphs just because of a div. Think of div as a grouping element.
Start tagRequired <div>
Attributes
NameTypeDefaultComment
class CDATA #IMPLIEDspace-separated list of classes
dir( ltr | rtl )#IMPLIEDdirection for weak/neutral text
idID#IMPLIEDdocument-wide unique id
langNMTOKEN#IMPLIEDlanguage code (backwards compatible); language code as RFC3066
onclick CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was clicked; script expression
ondblclick CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was double clicked; script expression
onkeydown CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was pressed down; script expression
onkeypress CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was pressed and released; script expression
onkeyup CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was released; script expression
onmousedown CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was pressed down; script expression
onmousemove CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved within; script expression
onmouseout CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved away; script expression
onmouseover CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved onto; script expression
onmouseup CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was released; script expression
style CDATA #IMPLIEDassociated style info; style sheet data
title CDATA #IMPLIEDadvisory title; text used for titles
xml:langNMTOKEN#IMPLIEDlanguage code (as per XML 1.0 spec); language code as RFC3066
Content( #PCDATA | p | h1 | h2 | h3 | h4 | h5 | h6 | div | ul | ol | dl | pre | hr | blockquote | address | fieldset | table | form | a | br | span | bdo | map | object | img | tt | i | b | big | small | em | strong | dfn | code | q | samp | kbd | var | cite | abbr | acronym | sub | sup | input | select | textarea | label | button | noscript | ins | del | script )*
End tagRequired </div>
Referenced in blockquote body button dd del div fieldset form ins li map noscript object td th
Example
SourceAppearance
<div>The space station was</div>
<div>abandoned</div>
<div>because of the damage:
<ul>
<li>Low power</li>
<li>Damaged hull</li>
<li>Fires</li></ul></div>
The space station was
abandoned
because of the damage:
  • Low power
  • Damaged hull
  • Fires
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