HTML <dl> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <dl> tag assigns a unique style to the data list element. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the dl element.

Example

#

A style attribute on a <dl> tag.

Kunstmuseum
Basel, Switzerland
National Gallery of Art
Washington DC, USA
Musée d'Orsay
Paris, France
<dl style="background:papayawhip; border:solid 1px brown;
           padding:30px; width:300px;">
  <dt>Kunstmuseum</dt>
  <dd>Basel, Switzerland</dd> 
  <dt>National Gallery of Art</dt>
  <dd>Washington DC, USA</dd>
  <dt>Musée d'Orsay</dt>
  <dd>Paris, France</dd>
</dl>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <dl> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <dl> element only.


Syntax

<dl style="CSS-styles">

Values

#

Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <dl> tag.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

Kunstmuseum
Basel, Switzerland
National Gallery of Art
Washington DC, USA
Musée d'Orsay
Paris, France

<dl id="mydl" 
    style="background:papayawhip; border:solid 1px brown;
           padding:30px; width:300px;">
  <dt>Kunstmuseum</dt>
  <dd>Basel, Switzerland</dd> 
  <dt>National Gallery of Art</dt>
  <dd>Washington DC, USA</dd>
  <dt>Musée d'Orsay</dt>
  <dd>Paris, France</dd>
</dl>

<br/>
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mydl");

    if (element.style.backgroundColor === "papayawhip") {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "cornsilk";
    } else {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "papayawhip";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <dl> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript that changes the background color.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

You may also like

 Back to <dl>
Guides