Attribute : as it applies to web development technology
An attribute is a characteristic and corresponding value that you apply to an element or object to specify how it behaves or looks. In web development the word attribute applies to many technologies. An attribute of you may be [ age=25 ] or [ height=72in ] or [ awake=yes ]. Where age, height, and awake are the attributes themselves and 25, 72in, and yes are their corresponding values. It is not any more complicated than that.