Remember the definition list? Like its much more popular friends, ordered list and unordered list, definition list was an HTML element that allowed us to organize information within a document. When it came up in conversation recently, I decided to see if it was still around, so I searched in Google for definition list.
The top ten search results are all about the HTML definition list, answering my question adequately:
- HTML dl tag – W3Schools
- Lists in HTML documents
<dl>– HTML | MDN
- Definition List – CSS-Tricks
- Definition lists – misused or misunderstood? | Max Design
- The dl element | HTML5 Doctor
- Definition Lists | HTML Dog
- Definition Lists.
- Definition Lists Extension — Python Markdown
- Learn How to Use and Style HTML Definition List
But instead of just letting their organic search result, which was very good, stand on its own, Google ruined it by inserting a totally irrelevant and incorrect scraped result before all the others:
I wanted information on the HTML element called “definition list.” I did not want a “definition” of the word “list.” Google understood this well enough for their organic search results, so there’s no reason they should have bungled it by including this awful thing ahead of them.