Support Key: [2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE1|M|N6B1|O2.1]
What is it?
Tag Example
Parent/Content Model
Tips & Tricks
Browser Peculiarities
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Standards Details:
HTML: In all 4.x DTDs
XHTML: In all 1.0 and 1.1 DTDs
XHTML Modules:
CSS 'display' Type:
CSS Mapping:
font-style: italic
Default Rendering:
Italicized content
Official Docs:
HTML 4.x, XHTML 1.1
What is it?
This virtual character formatting element indicates text that is a defining instance. This was only a "proposed element" in the HTML 2 specification, but is officially part of later specifications, and most browsers now support it.

Common Attributes
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE3|M|N6B1|O3.5]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE4B1|M|N6|O5]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE4B1|M|N6B1|O4]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE4|M|N|O]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE5.5|M|N|O]
Markup example and Tests
<dfn>defining text</dfn>
Parent Model
%In-line Parent% | %Block Parent%
Content Model
%In-line Content%
Tips & Tricks Browser Peculiarities
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