Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
<defitem> Definition List Item
A formatting element in a special type of list that keeps an entry in a list (called a <label>) paired with its definition, description, or explanation (called an <item>). The <defitem> can be thought of as an entry with two cells: <label> followed by <item>. Lists with <defitem>s are often displayed in two columns.
See also related element <list>.
May occur within:
<list type="deflist"> <listhead> <head01>Abbreviation</head01> <head02>Expansion</head02> </listhead> <defitem> <label>ALS</label> <item>Autograph Letter Signed</item> </defitem> <defitem> <label>TLS</label> <item>Typewritten Letter Signed</item> </defitem> </list>
May 26, 2006