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Building definition lists in HTML

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A definition list is often used for definitions of terms. For example:

tree ears:
An edible bracket fungus.
tofu:
A high-protein food made from soybeans.

The general form of this construct is:

  <dl>
    <dt>term1 <dd>def1
    <dt>term2 <dd>def2 ...
  </dl>

The above example might look like this in source form:

  <dl>
    <dt>tree ears:
    <dd>An edible bracket fungus.

    <dt>tofu:
    <dd>A high-protein food made from soybeans.
  </dl>

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Last updated: 1995/12/19 18:39:54 UT
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