Revision 488787 of <dt>

  • Revision slug: Web/HTML/Element/dt
  • Revision title: <dt>
  • Revision id: 488787
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  • Creator: kscarfone
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  • Comment Minor rewording

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Summary

The HTML <dt> element (or HTML Definition Term Element) identifies a term in a definition list. This element can occur only as a child element of a {{HTMLElement("dl")}}. It is usually followed by a {{HTMLElement("dd")}} element; however, multiple <dt> elements in a row indicate several terms that are all defined by the immediate next {{HTMLElement("dd")}} element.

  • Content categories None.
  • Permitted content{{todo}} Flow content, but with no {{HTMLElement("header")}}, {{HTMLElement("footer")}}, sectioning content or heading content descendants.
  • 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 Befor a {{HTMLElement("dt")}} or a {{HTMLElement("dd")}} element, inside a {{HTMLElement("dl")}}.
  • DOM interface {{domxref("HTMLElement")}} Up to Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 4) inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Example

For examples see <dl> examples.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'grouping-content.html#the-dt-element', '<dt>')}} {{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}  
{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'grouping-content.html#the-dt-element', '<dt>')}} {{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}  
{{SpecName('HTML4.01', 'struct/lists.html#h-10.3', '<dt>')}} {{Spec2('HTML4.01')}}  

Browser compatibility

{{CompatibilityTable}}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}

See also

  • {{HTMLElement("dd")}}, {{HTMLElement("dl")}}
{{HTML:Element_Navigation}}

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<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <strong>HTML <code>&lt;dt&gt;</code> element</strong> (or HTML Definition Term Element) identifies a term in a definition list. This element can occur only as a child element of a {{HTMLElement("dl")}}. It is usually followed by a {{HTMLElement("dd")}} element; however, multiple <code>&lt;dt&gt;</code> elements in a row indicate several terms that are all defined by the immediate next {{HTMLElement("dd")}} element.</p>
<ul class="htmlelt">
 <li><dfn><a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories" title="HTML/Content_categories">Content categories</a></dfn> None.</li>
 <li><dfn>Permitted content</dfn>{{todo}} <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Flowing_content" title="HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content">Flow content</a>, but with no {{HTMLElement("header")}}, {{HTMLElement("footer")}}, sectioning content or heading content descendants.</li>
 <li><dfn>Tag omission</dfn> Must have a start tag. The end tag may be omitted if this element is immediately followed by another <code>&lt;dd&gt;</code> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element.</li>
 <li><dfn>Permitted parent elements</dfn> Befor a {{HTMLElement("dt")}} or a {{HTMLElement("dd")}} element, inside a {{HTMLElement("dl")}}.</li>
 <li><dfn>DOM interface</dfn> {{domxref("HTMLElement")}} Up to Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 4) inclusive, Firefox implements the <a href="/en-US/docs/DOM/span" title="DOM/span"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">HTMLSpanElement</span></a> interface for this element.</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Attributes">Attributes</h2>
<p><span style="line-height: 21px;">This element only includes the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/HTML/Global_attributes" style="line-height: 21px;" title="HTML/Global attributes">global attributes</a><span style="line-height: 21px;">.</span></p>
<h2 id="Example">Example</h2>
<p>For examples see <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Element/dl#Examples" title="HTML/Element/dl#Examples">&lt;dl&gt; examples</a>.</p>
<h2 id="Specifications" name="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
 <thead>
  <tr>
   <th scope="col">Specification</th>
   <th scope="col">Status</th>
   <th scope="col">Comment</th>
  </tr>
 </thead>
 <tbody>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'grouping-content.html#the-dt-element', '&lt;dt&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'grouping-content.html#the-dt-element', '&lt;dt&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML4.01', 'struct/lists.html#h-10.3', '&lt;dt&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML4.01')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
 </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility" name="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{CompatibilityTable}}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
 <table class="compat-table">
  <tbody>
   <tr>
    <th>Feature</th>
    <th>Chrome</th>
    <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
    <th>Internet Explorer</th>
    <th>Opera</th>
    <th>Safari (WebKit)</th>
   </tr>
   <tr>
    <td>Basic support</td>
    <td>1.0</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
   </tr>
  </tbody>
 </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
 <table class="compat-table">
  <tbody>
   <tr>
    <th>Feature</th>
    <th>Android</th>
    <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
    <th>IE&nbsp;Phone</th>
    <th>Opera Mobile</th>
    <th>Safari Mobile</th>
   </tr>
   <tr>
    <td>Basic support</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
   </tr>
  </tbody>
 </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
 <li>{{HTMLElement("dd")}}, {{HTMLElement("dl")}}</li>
</ul>
<div>
 {{HTML:Element_Navigation}}</div>
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