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Definition

The <dfn> tag is used to define a definition term.

Example


<dfn>This text will be a definition term.</dfn>

Required Attributes

NONE

Optional Attributes

NONE

Common Attributes

class - specifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.


<dfn class="classname">Definition text here</dfn>

id - specifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.


<dfn id="idname">Definition text here</dfn>

style - specifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.


<dfn style="color:red;text-align:left">Definition text here</dfn>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<dfn title="information about the content">Definition text here</dfn>

Language Attributes

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<dfn dir="ltr">Definition text here</dfn>

<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<dfn dir="rtl">Definition text here</dfn>

lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element.


<dfn lang="en">Definition text here</dfn>

xml:lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element in XHTML documents.


<dfn xml:lang="fr">Definition text here</dfn>

Document Event Attributes

NONE

Form Event Attributes

NONE

Image Event Attributes

NONE

Keyboard Event Attributes

onkeydown - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onkeydown="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

onkeypress - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onkeypress="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

onkeyup - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onkeyup="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

Mouse Event Attributes

onclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onclick="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

ondblclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is double clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn ondblclick="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

onmousedown - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onmousedown="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

onmousemove - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is moved.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onmousemove="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

onmouseout - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onmouseout="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

onmouseover - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onmouseover="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

onmouseup - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dfn onmouseup="go()">Definition text here</dfn>

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