PHP reports – HTML tags – DIV tag – All

The HTML <div> tag is used for defining a section of your document. With the div tag, you can group large sections of HTML elements together and format them with CSS.

The attributes of DIV include:

Id – Specifies a unique id for an element

    • ID’s are unique 

i.         Each element can have only one ID

ii.         Each page can have only one element with that ID

    • Syntax

<element id=”id“>

                       e.g.<div id=”page-wrapper”>

                                          <div id=”main-wrapper”>

                                                    <div id=”main-content” style=”margin-left: 20px; margin-right: 20px ;”>

Class – The class attribute specifies one or more class names for an element. Any styling information that needs to be applied to multiple objects on a page should be done with a class.

    • Classes are NOT unique

i.         You can use the same class on multiple elements.

ii.        You can use multiple classes on the same element.

    • Syntax

<element class=”classname“>

e.g.: <div class=”portlet-header”>Report Filters and Options</div>

                   <div class=”portlet-content”>

<div class=”Other-box gray-box float-left width100 display-inline”>

Style – The style attribute specifies an inline style for an element.

i.       The style attribute will override any style set globally (e.g. styles specified in the <style> tag or in an external style sheet)

    • Syntax

<element style=”style_definitions“>

e.g.: style=”padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; vertical-align: middle”>


The PHP code should be enclosed within the PHP tags. This can be done in 2 ways:

i.          <?php <code> <?>

ii.         <?  <Code> ?>