Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The <div> Element

The div element is used to structurally divide a document into sections. A div contains elements that are semantically related. A div can contain any element that is normally found in the body element.

A div is a block-level element. However, it can also contain text and inline child elements.

A beneficial side effect of grouping semantically related elements is they can be styled as one unit using CSS. The best way of doing this is by using a div with an id or classattribute. These attributes are used to identify the div when applying CSS.

<div class="body_content">
<p> ... </p>


Core Attributes

The core attributes can be applied to this element.


This attribute can take the values center, left, and right. However, this attribute is deprecated in favor of the CSS text-align property.

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