HTML: dl, dt, dd

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This page gives a example of HTML's {dl, dt, dd} tags.

These 3 tags are used together for a list of definitions. They are:

Here's the HTML code:

 <dt>Cat</dt><dd>Lovely creature.</dd>
 <dt>Octopus</dt><dd>Intelligent creature.</dd>

Here's how your browser renders it:

Lovely creature.
Intelligent creature.

By default, browsers do not make the term bold. Use CSS for that. [see Xah CSS Tutorial]

More Than 1 dd

It's allowed to have more than one dd.

<dd>Lovely creature.</dd>
<dd>Intelligent creature.</dd>
<dd>many legs</dd>

Here's how your browser renders it:

Lovely creature.
Intelligent creature.
many legs

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  2. HTML5 Tags
  3. Case Sensitivity
  4. Allowed Characters
  5. Charset and Encoding
  6. Self-Closing Tags
  7. Multiple Class Value
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  3. HTML Table, colgroup, col
  4. Styling HTML Table with CSS
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  2. the Root Element
  3. iframe
  4. video
  5. audio
  6. figure
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  11. progress
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  22. Browser Auto Refresh

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