<dfn>. Jen Kramer and Erika Lee are doing a #30DaysofHTML email list thing-y on Substack, which is an easy subscribe. It’s only been a few days and all of them have little gems, even for someone like me who likes to think he has a pretty decent grasp on HTML. Day 4 is
I’m sure I could have told you that
<dfn> was “definition” but I certainly don’t reach for it as often as I probably should and couldn’t give you a straight answer on the perfect time to use it.
I think Erika nails that here:
<p>He is not as enamored with <dfn id="kong">King Kong</dfn> who resembles an enormous gorilla-like ape that has appeared in various media since 1933. </p> ... <p>Complaints about <a href="#kong">Kong</a> include how he has no atomic fire breath.</p>
I really like the idea of defining a term naturally and contextually within a block of text, and pointing back up to it with an anchor link later if needed.