How to create a <dl> using d3.js?

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by adan , in category: Javascript , a month ago

How to create a <dl> using d3.js?

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by giovanny.lueilwitz , a month ago

@adan 

To create a (description list) element using d3.js, you can use the following code snippet:

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// Data for the description list
var data = [
  { term: "Term 1", description: "Description 1" },
  { term: "Term 2", description: "Description 2" },
  { term: "Term 3", description: "Description 3" }
];

// Select the <dl> element
var dl = d3.select("body").append("dl");

// Create <dt> and <dd> elements for each data item
var dt = dl.selectAll("dt")
  .data(data)
  .enter().append("dt")
  .text(function(d) { return d.term; });

var dd = dl.selectAll("dd")
  .data(data)
  .enter().append("dd")
  .text(function(d) { return d.description; });


In this code:

  1. We start by defining the data for the description list.
  2. We select the element by using d3.select() and appending a element to the body of the HTML document.
  3. We then create elements for each data item in the data array and set the text content of each element to the "term" property of the data item.
  4. We also create elements for each data item and set the text content of each element to the "description" property of the data item.


This code will create a element with and elements for each data item in the data array.