Can I define a <span itemprop="example"> within an undefined parent div if that parent div’s parent div is defined?

Here is the example:

<div itemprop="offers" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">
    <p>some text and lorem ipsum</p>
    <div class="random">
       <span itemprop="price">$40</span>

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Yes, you can use the itemprop attribute within an HTML tag even if the immediate enclosing HTML tag brackets, such as <div> and </div>, does not have itemscope and itemtype, as long as some level of enclosing tag brackets does define the item scope and type.

The Microdata attributes can be used in any type of HTML tags, not just <div> and <span>, and many intervening HTML tags and nesting levels may occur.

The itemprop is deemed to apply to the nearest enclosing itemscope.

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