Permitted Context: %Body.Content
Content Model: %Body.Content

The DIV element is used with the CLASS attribute to represent different kinds of containers, e.g. chapter, section, abstract, or appendix. For example:

<DIV CLASS=Abstract>
<P>TheChieftain product range is the white hot hope for the
coming year. This report sets out how to position Chieftain
against competing products.

Permitted Attributes

An SGML identifier used as the target for hypertext links or for naming particular elements in associated style sheets. Identifiers are NAME tokens and must be unique within the scope of the current document.
This is one of the ISO standard language abbreviations, e.g. "en.uk" for the variation of English spoken in the United Kingdom. It can be used by parsers to select language specific choices for quotation marks, ligatures and hypenation rules etc. The language attribute is composed from the two letter language code from ISO 639, optionally followed by a period and a two letter country code from ISO 3166.
This a space separated list of SGML NAME tokens and is used to subclass tag names. For instance, <DIV CLASS=APPENDIX> defines a division that acts as an appendix. By convention, the class names are interpreted hierarchically, with the most general class on the left and the most specific on the right, where classes are separated by a period. The CLASS attribute is most commonly used to attach a different style to some element, but it is recommended that where practical class names should be picked on the basis of the element's semantics, as this will permit other uses, such as restricting search through documents by matching on element class names. The conventions for choosing class names are outside the scope of this specification.
The ALIGN attribute can be used to explicitly specify the horizontal alignment of paragraphs within a division:

Paragraphs are rendered flush left (the default).
Paragraphs are centered.
Paragraphs are rendered flush right.
Text lines are justified where practical, otherwise this gives the same effect as the default align=left setting.
The NOWRAP attribute is used when you don't want the browser to automatically wrap lines. You can then explicitly specify line breaks in paragrphs using the BR element.
This attribute is common to all block-like elements. When text flows around a figure or table in the margin, you sometimes want to start the division below the figure rather than alongside it. The CLEAR attribute allows you to move down unconditionally:

move down until left margin is clear
move down until right margin is clear
move down until both margins are clear

Alternatively, you can decide to place the element alongside the figure just so long as there is enough room. The minimum width needed is specified as:

clear="40 en"
move down until there is at least 40 en units free
clear="100 pixels"
move down until there is at least 100 pixels free

The style sheet (or browser defaults) may provide default minimum widths for each class of block-like elements.