HTML » Tags » dt

Version: 2.0, 3.2, 4.0

Compability: Explorer 4, 5  Netscape 4, 6

Syntax:
<dt>

The <dt> tag is used to create a a definition list. This is a type of list where a term or phrase is followed by a definition or explanation. The dt tag presents the term to be defined. It must be used with the dd tag which presents the definition and the dl tag which delimits the start and stop of the definition list.

The exact appearance of a definition list can be browser dependent. Most browsers place the term on the left margin and then the definition is placed on the next line and the entire text is indented. However, if the term is short (3 characters or less) the definition may start on the same line as the term. Also, the list is usually separated from preceding and following text by paragraph breaks.
 
There is no closing tag.
 

Examples

Code:
Definition Lists:
<dl>
<dt>dl tag
<dd>definition list start and stop delimiter.
<dt>dt tag
<dd>presents the term or phrase to be defined.
<dt>dd tag
<dd>presents the definition for the term or phrase.
</dl>
Output:
Definition Lists:
dl tag
definition list start and stop delimiter.
dt tag
presents the term or phrase to be defined.
dd tag
presents the definition for the term or phrase.
Language(s): HTML

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