dl

Form

<dl> ... </dl>

Attributes

attribute default description
id none specifies the unique ID
class none specifies the style sheet class
style none specifies the style sheet
compact --- specifies the display formatiwhether to display list items in one line if their character count is small)

Support

HTML 2, HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01 [STF], XHTML 1.0 [STF], XHTML 1.1, XHTML Basic
Microsoft (MSDN)
[IE3 or later][Firefox 1 or later][Safari 1 or later][Opera 3 or later][Netscape 2 or later]

Explanation

The dl tag specifies a definition list containing two items: a term and the description of a term. A term is specified by the <dt> tag and the description of a term is done by the <dd> tag.

Related Tags

dd_, dt_,

Sample Code [Output]

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=shift_jis">
<title>Sample</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>Sample</h1>
<dl>
<dt>WWW</dt>
<dd>World Wide Web</dd>
<dt>FTP</dt>
<dd>File Transfer Protocol</dd>
</dl>
</body>
</html>