<dt> tag

HTML <dt> tag

The <dt> tag defines the short term in description list.

You should cod the <dt> tag before the <dd> tag. Both these tags should be present inside the <dl> tag.

  • <dl> tag – It is the description list in HTML5 while it is definition list in HTML4.
  • <dd> tag – It describes the <dt>  element.



  <dd>All India Radio (Broadcasting)</dd>
  <dd>Code Division Multiple Access</dd>

CSS Default Value

display: block;

How Browser will display

BLOCK Level.

Difference between HTML4.01, XHTML and HTML5

<dd> tag defines about the short term(<dt>) in the definition list NA <dd> tag describes about the short term(<dt>) in the description list

Attributes used with <dt> tag


Global Attributes

The <dt> tag supports Global attributes.

Event Attributes

The <dt> tag supports Event attributes.

Supporting Browsers

supporting-browsers for tags

Related Tags

<dl> & <dd> tag

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