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HTML <dl> tag

The HTML <dl> element is used for declaring a definition list.

A definition list is similar to other lists but in a definition list, each list item contains two entries; a term and a description.

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Browser compatibility

The <dl> element is fully supported by all browsers:

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Standard Attributes

The <dl> tag does not support any standard attributes. See HTML Standard Attributes Reference

Global Attributes

The <dl> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <dl> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

More Examples

Common uses for this element are to implement a glossary or to display metadata (a list of key-value pairs):

Web developers use these languages when they create a site:

HyperText Markup Language describes the structure of the page and its contents.
Cascading Style Sheets describes how a site looks and even to some extent how it responds to certain events.
JavaScript is the programming language used to define the logic and function of a site beyond simple look and feel. Any computation or "thinking" is done using JavaScript.
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Last updated: Friday 21 Sep, 2018