HTML <dd> tag

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML dd tagWhen writing in HTML, the <dd> tag, also known as the HTML description element, is used to give details about a term within a description list (<dl>), of which it must be the child. The <dd> tag must also follow the <dt> element. The following sections contain information about the <dd> tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example code

<dd>Large brown mammal</dd>
<dd>Small green amphibian</dd>

Example result

Large brown mammal
Small green amphibian


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. While the <dd> tag does not have any unique attributes, it does utilize all of the standard attributes.


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