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Re: dialog vs. dialogue (dl)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:26:15 +0200
To: "Nathan Youngman" <junkmail@nathany.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ttyb91v564w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 04:19:20 +0200, Nathan Youngman <junkmail@nathany.com>  
> Thank you Anne, for writing up that summary.
> One thing that I thought I'd suggest is <dialogue> if we are to have
> a tag for a conversation. The word <dialog> makes me think of a
> dialog box, something related to a <fieldset>. I realize they are the
> same word, but I think <dialogue> is less confusing with its purpose.
> Speaking of purpose though, they were previously called definition
> lists... dialogue seems to limit the scope of this tags usefulness.
> (not that it's a hugely popular tag anyhow)

There are two things here:

   1. This is feedback on the HTML5 specification and not on the
      HTML5 differences from HTML4 "specification".

   2. The <dl> element still exists in HTML5.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 07:26:21 UTC

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