HTML dfn tag


Description:

The <dfn> tag is a phrase tag. It defines a definition term.

The HTML dfn tag contains a term which is described by the paragraph where it is placed. It is useful to markup a term in its own description.

Browsers may render the text inside this element differently, usually in italic font.

Tip: This tag is not deprecated, but it is possible to achieve richer effect with CSS.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5:

NONE.

Example:

The phrase below describes what a "Cascading Style Sheet file" is.
 

Code View
A <dfn>Cascading Style Sheet file</dfn> is a document with presentational attributes grouped in classes. A Cascading Style Sheet file is a document with presentational attributes grouped in classes.

Standard Attributes:

Attribute Description
class Document wide identifier
dir Specifies the direction of the text
id Document wide identifier
title Specifies a title to associate with the element.
style Helps to include inline casecadubf style sheet.
lang Sets the language code.

Event Attributes:

Attribute Description
onclick Script runs when a mouse click
ondblclick Script runs when a mouse double-click
onmousedown Script runs when mouse button is pressed
onmouseup Script runs when mouse button is released
onmouseover Script runs when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmousemove Script runs when mouse pointer moves
onmouseout Script runs when mouse pointer moves out of an element
onkeypress Script runs when key is pressed and released
onkeydown Script runs when key is pressed
onkeyup Script runs when key is released
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