From Allowed HTML Tags, I find SE supports <dl><dd><dt>, so I copied an example from W3schools:

<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt><dd>White cold drink</dd>

And it seems...normal.

Black hot drink
White cold drink

What's going on?

  • Are the downvotes just from people who ignorantly figured this was a programming question?
    – djechlin
    Mar 10, 2014 at 18:04

1 Answer 1


They "work" just fine: if you open up your browser's DOM inspector, you'll see the text marked up just as you wrote it.

But there's no styling for definition lists. So they look just like normal text.

See: Better style for HTML 'definition list' <dl> elements

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