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HTML div tag

Example

A section in a document that will be displayed in green:
<div style="color:#00FF00">
  <h3>This is a header</h3>
  <p>This is a paragraph.</p>
</div>


Definition and Usage

The <div> tag defines a division or a section in an HTML document.
The <div> tag is often used to group block-elements to format them with styles.

Browser Support

The <div> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

The "align" attribute of the div element was deprecated in HTML 4.01, and is not supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD.

Tips and Notes

Tip: The div element is very often used with CSS to layout a web page.
Note: Browsers usually place a line break before and after the div element.

Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
align left
right
center
justify
Deprecated. Use styles instead.
How to align the text in the div element.
TF

Standard Attributes

id, class, title, style, dir, lang, xml:lang

Event Attributes

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