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The <dl> Element

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The <dl> element represents an association, description, or definition list consisting of zero or more name-value groups. A name-value group consists of one or more names (<dt> elements) followed by one or more values (<dd> elements). In each <dl> list, there should not be more than one <dt> element for each name.

Attributes for <dl>
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'Standard' Attributes(none)
Obsolete Attributes"compact"

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  • Use the <ol> element for ordered lists, the <ul> element for unordered lists, and the <dl> element for definition lists. This makes it easier for assistive technology to navigate from list to list or from item to item. Visit https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H48 for more information.

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