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HTML dfn tag and element

1. HTML dfn element represents the defining instance of a term.

Syntax

<dfn>text content</dfn> 

Category

HTML dfn element is a Phrase element.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Can contain

HTML dfn element can contain inline elements.

Can reside within

HTML dfn element can reside within inline as well as block level elements.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

None.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of using HTML dfn element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>HTML em tag example - HTML tutorial | w3resource</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>This is an example of <dfn>HTML em tag.</dfn></p>
</body>
</html>

Result

This is an example of HTML dfn tag.

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HTML dfn tag example.

Pictorial presentation

html dfn element

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