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HTML | DOM dl Object
  • Last Updated : 22 Jan, 2019

The DOM dl object is used to represent the HTML <dl> element. The dl element can be accessed using getElementById() method. The dl is used to create a description list in HTML.

Syntax:

document.getElementById("id"); 

Where ‘id’ is the ID assigned to the dl tag.

Example-1: In the below program the dl element is accessed and the color of the text inside the description list is changed.

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<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
<body
        <h1 style = "color:green;"
          GeeksForGeeks 
        </h1
        <h2>DOM dl Object</h2
  
        <dl id="id">
          <dt>Sorting</dt>
          <dd>Merge sort</dd>
        </dl>
          
        <button onclick="Geeks()">Click Here!</button>
          
        <p id="p" style="color:green"></p>
          
        <script>
        function Geeks() {
          var doc = document.getElementById("id").innerHTML;
  
          document.getElementById("p").innerHTML = doc;
        }
        </script>
</body
</html

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Output:
Before clicking on button:
dl
After clicking on button:
dl



Example-2: DL Object can be created by using the document.createElement method.

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<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
<body
        <h1 style = "color:green;"
          GeeksForGeeks 
        </h1
        <h2>DOM dl Object</h2
  
        <button onclick="Geeks()">Click Here!</button><br>
        <script>
        function Geeks() {
          // Creating a dl element
          var doc = document.createElement("DL");
          doc.setAttribute("id", "dl");
          document.body.appendChild(doc);
            
          // Creating a DT element
          var doc1 = document.createElement("DT");
          var txt1 = document.createTextNode("Sorting");
          doc1.appendChild(txt1);
          doc1.setAttribute("id", "dt");
          document.getElementById("dl").appendChild(doc1);
            
          // Creaiting a dd element
          var doc2 = document.createElement("DD");
          var txt2 = document.createTextNode("Merge sort");
          doc2.appendChild(txt2);
          document.getElementById("dl").appendChild(doc2);
        }
        </script>
</body
</html

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Output:
Before clicking on button:
dl
After clicking on button:
dl

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