Test your skills: Advanced HTML text

The aim of this skill test is to assess whether you understand how to use lesser-known HTML elements to mark up advanced semantic features.

Note: You can try out solutions in the interactive editors below. However, it may be helpful to download the code and use an online tool such as CodePen, jsFiddle, or Glitch to work on the tasks.

If you get stuck, then ask us for help — see the Assessment or further help section at the bottom of this page.

Task 1

In this task, we want you to turn the provided animals and their definitions into a description list.

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Task 2

In this task, we want you to add some semantics to the provided HTML as follows:

  • Turn the second paragraph into a block-level quote, and semantically indicate that the quote is taken from Accessibility.
  • Semantically mark up "HTML" and "CSS" as acronyms, providing expansions as tooltips.
  • Use subscript and superscript to provide correct semantics for the chemical formulae and dates, and make them display correctly.
  • Semantically associate machine-readable dates with the dates in the text.

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Assessment or further help

You can practice these examples in the Interactive Editors mentioned above.

If you would like your work assessed or are stuck and want to ask for help:

  1. Put your work into an online shareable editor such as CodePen, jsFiddle, or Glitch. You can write the code yourself or use the starting point files linked to in the above sections.
  2. Write a post asking for assessment and/or help at the MDN Discourse forum Learning category. Your post should include:
    • A descriptive title such as "Assessment wanted for advanced HTML text skill test 1".
    • Details of what you have already tried and what you would like us to do; for example, tell us if you're stuck and need help or want an assessment.
    • A link to the example you want assessed or need help with, in an online shareable editor (as mentioned in step 1 above). This is a good practice to get into — it's very hard to help someone with a coding problem if you can't see their code.
    • A link to the actual task or assessment page, so we can find the question you want help with.