Version-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN
Elementdl
Purposedefinition list
DescriptionThis element is used to define a definition list, a list of terms defined by dt and definitions of those terms defined by dd.
Start tagRequired <dl>
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( dt | dd )+
End tagRequired </dl>
Referenced in blockquote body button dd del div fieldset form ins li map noscript object td th
Example
SourceAppearance
<dl>
<dt>SGML</dt>
<dd>Standard Generalized Markup Language</dd>
<dt>HTML</dt>
<dd>Hypertext Markup Language</dd>
<dt>XHTML</dt>
<dd>Extensible HyperText Markup Language</dd></dl>
SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
XHTML
Extensible HyperText Markup Language
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