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<dt>: The Description Term element

The <dt> HTML element specifies a term in a description or definition list, and as such must be used inside a <dl> element. It is usually followed by a <dd> element; however, multiple <dt> elements in a row indicate several terms that are all defined by the immediate next <dd> element.

The subsequent <dd> (Description Details) element provides the definition or other related text associated with the term specified using <dt>.

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Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content, but with no <header>, <footer>, sectioning content or heading content descendants.
Tag omission The start tag is required. The end tag may be omitted if this element is immediately followed by another <dt> element or a <dd> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element.
Permitted parents A <dl> or (in WHATWG HTML, W3C HTML 5.2 and later) a <div> that is a child of a <dl>.
This element can be used before a <dd> or another <dt> element.
Implicit ARIA role term
Permitted ARIA roles listitem
DOM interface 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.

Examples

Specifications

Browser compatibility

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dt
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12
1
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Yes
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4
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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/dt