HTML <dl> Tag

The <dl> tag defines a list of definitions/descriptions (learn more about HTML lists). It is used with the <dd> and <dt> tags. The <dl> tag creates a list, the <dt> tag defines the term, and the <dd> tag defines the description of the term.

Syntax

The <dl> tag comes in pairs, the content is being written between the opening (<dl>) and the closing (</dl>) tags.

The <dl> tag serves as a container for the <dd> and <dt> tags.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <dl>
      <dt>Hypertext</dt>
      <dd>A system of text pages that have cross-references.</dd>
      <dt>Hyperlink</dt>
      <dd>A part of a hypertext document that references another item.</dd>
    </dl>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

The <dl> tag supports the Global attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support