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    <dd>

    Summary

    The HTML <dd> Element (or HTML Description Element) indicates the description of a term in a description list (<dl>) element. This element can occur only as a child element of a definition list and it must follow a <dt> element.

    • Content categories None
    • Permitted content Flow content.
    • Tag omission Must have a start tag. The end tag may be omitted if this element is immediately followed by another <dd> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element.
    • Permitted parent elements After a <dt> or a <dl> element, inside a <dl>.
    • DOM interface HTMLElement Up to Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 4) inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

    Attributes

    This element includes the global attributes.

    nowrap
    If the value of this attribute is set to yes, the definition text will not wrap. The default value is no.

    Example

    For an example, see <dl> examples.

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
    HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  
    HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: kscarfone,