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compact

Applies to ?
## Examples

The following example shows how to use the compact property in HTML. Note that the presence of the word COMPACT sets the compact property to true

<HTML>
<BODY>
<DL COMPACT>
<DT>Cat
<DD>A small domesticated mammal.
<DT>Lizard
<DD>A reptile generally found in dry areas.
</DL>
</BODY>
</HTML>

The following example shows how to set the compact property using JScript

<HTML>
<BODY>
<script>
//Function that toggles the compact property for the DL element below
function compactDLToggle()
{
animals.compact = !animals.compact;
toggle.innerText = "Compact = "+animals.compact;
}
</script>
<P style="color:blue; font-weight:bold">Effect of setting COMPACT property for a DL element</P>
<BUTTON id="toggle" onclick="compactDLToggle()">Toggle Compact Property</BUTTON>
<DL id=animals>
<DT>Cat
<DD>A small domesticated mammal.
<DT>Lizard
<DD>A reptile generally found in dry areas.
</DL>
</BODY>
</HTML>

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Notes

Remarks

There is no functionality implemented for the compact property for the ul, ol, dir and menu elements unless defined by the author. In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and greater, this property applies to the menu and dir objects.

Syntax

Standards information

See also

Related pages

  • menu
  • dir
  • dl
  • ul
  • ol

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