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[Bug 9270] New: I think this specification is a big step backwards. I don't know if it technically qualifies as “tag soup”, but it sure feels like it. Semantically, a <dl> makes more sense, and moreover I think the <dialog> element (removed during current ongoing

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:13:49 +0000
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           Summary: I think this specification is a big step backwards.  I
                    don't know if it technically qualifies as “tag
                    soup”, but it sure feels like it.    Semantically, a
                    <dl> makes more sense, and moreover I think the <dialog>
                    element (removed during current ongoing
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-
                    work/#conversations
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#conversations

Comment:
I think this specification is a big step backwards.  I don't know if it
technically qualifies as “tag soup”, but it sure feels like it.   
Semantically, a <dl> makes more sense, and moreover I think the <dialog>
element (removed during current ongoing HTML5 work) was an EXCELLENT element
that solves a very common use case.  If HTML5 attempts to formalize
already-common practices on the Web, it should provide a <dialog> element.   
Marking up a conversation as defined in the specification—at least, the one
I’m commenting on right now…I hope the version is preserved—it seems
contradictory to resort to a group of mixed generic <p>s, <time>s, and <b>s
when the spec has gone out of its way to formalize other widespread
conventions like <article>.    PLEASE, bring back <dialog>!

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