HTML: The Markup Language (an HTML language reference)

dfndefining instance # T

The dfn element represents the defining instance of a term.

Permitted contents #

Permitted attributes #

global attributes
Any attributes permitted globally.

Additional constraints and admonitions #

Tag omission #

A dfn element must have both a start tag and an end tag.

Permitted parent elements #

any element that can contain phrasing elements

DOM interface #

Uses HTMLElement.

Typical default display properties #

dfn {
font-style: italic; }