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Definition

The <dt> tag is used to define a definition term within a defintion list.

Example


<dl>
  <dt>Boys Names</dt>
    <dd>Pugh</dd>
    <dd>Hugh</dd>
  <dt>Girls Names</dt>
    <dd>Charlotte</dd>
    <dd>Emily</dd>
    <dd>Jane</dd>
</dl>

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.


<dt class="classname">Definition term</dt>

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


<dt id="idname">Definition term</dt>

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


<dt style="color:red;text-align:left">Definition term</dt>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<dt title="information about the content">Definition term</dt>

Language Attributes

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


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

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

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


<dt lang="en">Definition term</dt>

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


<dt xml:lang="fr">Definition term</dt>

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 -->
<dt onkeydown="go()">Definition term</dt>

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 -->
<dt onkeypress="go()">Definition term</dt>

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


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dt onkeyup="go()">Definition term</dt>

Mouse Event Attributes

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


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dt onclick="go()">Definition term</dt>

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


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dt ondblclick="go()">Definition term</dt>

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 -->
<dt onmousedown="go()">Definition term</dt>

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


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dt onmousemove="go()">Definition term</dt>

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


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dt onmouseout="go()">Definition term</dt>

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


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dt onmouseover="go()">Definition term</dt>

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


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<dt onmouseup="go()">Definition term</dt>

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