HTML <dfn> tag
When writing in HTML, the <dfn> tag, also known as the HTML definition element, is an inline element used to represent the defining instance of a term. This tag has an order of operations of sorts when it comes to usage; detailed below. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.
Note: This element is unique in that it is a phrase tag, which indicates that a section of text has structural meaning.
<p><dfn>Computer Hope</dfn> is a computer help website.</p>
Computer Hope is a computer help website.
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 <dfn> tag does not have any unique attributes, it does utilize all of the standard attributes.
Addition notes on the usage of <dfn>
The exact value of the term being defined changes based on the following situations:
- If the <dfn> tag has a title attribute, then that its definition is the value of that attribute.
- If <dfn> has an <abbr> tag with a title attribute, then that its definition is the value of that attribute.
- If <dfn> doesn't have either, the text inside its tags is the definition.
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