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W3C Recommendation

Summary

The div element (<div>) is a generic block-level container that has no semantic value other than the one that you give it via id or class attributes. It can be used for a variety of purposes including the styling of common elements, or for grouping elements with common attributes.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLDivElement

HTML information

Closing Tag required
CSS Display block

Examples

This example shows two DIVs, one inside the other, that define a main content section, then a subsection within that. Each DIV is semantically defined using a class or ID.

HTML

<div id="mainContent">
   <h1>The HTML Times</h1>
   <div class="sportsSection">
      <h2>Sports</h2>
   </div>
</div>

Notes

Remarks

Members

The div object has these types of members:

  • [#events Events]
  • [#methods Methods]
  • [#properties Properties]


Events

The div object has these events. {

Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living standard
HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation
HTML 5 Candidate Recommendation The align attribute is obsolete.

Compatibility

Desktop

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic Support 1+
1+
6+
10+
5.1+

Mobile

Feature Android BlackBerry Chrome for mobile Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Opera Mini Safari Mobile
Basic Support 1.5+
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See also

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Attribution

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Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]