<dd>: The Description Details element

The <dd> HTML element provides the description, definition, or value for the preceding term (<dt>) in a description list (<dl>).

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This element only includes the global attributes.


Technical summary

Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content.
Tag omission The start tag is required. The end tag may be omitted if this element is immediately followed by another <dd> element or a <dt> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element.
Permitted parents A <dl> or a <div> that is a child of a <dl>.
This element can be used after a <dt> or another <dd> element.
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
DOM interface HTMLElement


HTML Standard
# the-dd-element

Browser compatibility

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