HTML <dl> Tag.

Example

A description list, with terms and descriptions :

 <dl>
  <dt>Coffee</dt>
  <dd>Black hot drink</dd>
  <dt>Milk</dt>
  <dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl> 
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Definition and Usage

The <dl> tag defines a description list.

The <dl> tag is used in conjunction with <dt> (defines terms/names) and <dd> (describes each term/name).


Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<dl> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML 4.01, the <dl> tag defines a definition list.

In HTML 5, the <dl> tag defines a description list.


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <dl> element with the following default values :

Example

dl {
    display: block;
    margin-top: 1em;
    margin-bottom: 1em;
    margin-left: 0;
    margin-right: 0;
} 
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