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Description list

Use a description list to organise and display important information about a business, object, product or system.

Error:
Example not found: design-system/components/metadata/example-metadata

How to use this component

A description list (<dl>) is used to divide the description list information into terms (<dt>) and descriptions (<dd>).

Use the grid system to build the layout of two columns of description list, setting the number of columns (.ons-col-<n>@m) to ensure the terms display on a single line where possible.

Use the metadataLabel to effectively describe the description list.

Help improve this page

Let us know how we could improve this page, or share your user research findings. Discuss the ‘Metadata’ component on GitHub (opens in a new tab)