HTML likewise supports description lists.

HTML Lists are used to determine lists of data. All lists may contain at least one or more list elements. There are three different types of HTML lists:

  1. Ordered List or Numbered List (ol)
  2. Unordered List or Bulleted List (ul)
  3. Description List or Definition List (dl)

In this tutorial, you will learn-

HTML Description Lists

A description list is a list of terms, with a description of each term.

The <dl> tag defines the description list, the <dt> tag defines the term (name), and the <dd> tag describes each term:

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<h2>A Description List</h2>

<dl>
  <dt>Coffee</dt>
  <dd>- black hot drink</dd>
  <dt>Milk</dt>
  <dd>- white cold drink</dd>
</dl>

</body>
</html>

A Description List

Coffee
– black hot drink
Milk
– white cold drink

Chapter Summary

  • Use the HTML <dl> element to define a description list
  • Use the HTML <dt> element to define the description term
  • Use the HTML <dd> element to describe the term in a description list

HTML List Tags

Tag         Description

<ul>       Defines an unordered list

<ol>       Defines an ordered list

<li>         Defines a list item

<dl>       Defines a description list

<dt>      Defines a term in a description list

<dd>     Describes the term in a description list


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