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; detailed below. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, and related attributes and browser compatibility.
This element is unique in that it is a phrase tag, which indicates that a section of text has structural meaning.
Example of <dfn> code
<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.
Additional notes on the usage of the <dfn> tag
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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