HTML <dd> Tag


Example

A description list, with terms and descriptions:

<dl>
  <dt>Coffee</dt>
  <dd>Black hot drink</dd>
  <dt>Milk</dt>
  <dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>

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Definition and Usage

The <dd> tag is used to describe a term/name in a description list.

The <dd> tag is used in conjunction with <dl> (defines a description list) and <dt> (defines terms/names).

Inside a <dd> tag you can put paragraphs, line breaks, images, links, lists, etc.


Browser Support

Element
<dd> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML 4.01, the <dd> tag was used to describe an item in a definition list.

In HTML5, the <dd> tag is used to describe a term/name in a description list. 


Global Attributes

The <dd> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <dd> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Lists

HTML DOM reference: DD Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <dd> element with the following default values:

Example

dd {
    display: block;
    margin-left: 40px;
}

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