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Re: dialog vs. dialogue (dl)

From: scott lewis <sfl@scotfl.ca>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:04:59 -0600
Message-Id: <B0DE565F-44AD-4BB0-8B0B-3A0237F4DA31@scotfl.ca>
To: paul haine <paul@joeblade.com>, public-html@w3.org

On 15 Jun 2007, at 1240, paul haine wrote:

> I agree with Nathan that <dialogue> has less potential for  
> confusion. I'd also be interested to know what <dt> and <dd>  
> actually stand for in the context of a <dialog> - wouldn't  
> something like <speaker> and <speech> make more sense?

They stand for "dialog talker" and "dialog discourse". Which are not  
the most obvious element names, but they do retain the parallelism  
between <dialog> and <dl>. (Whether that is a good thing or a bad  
thing is another matter.)

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dialog


scott lewis.
Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 19:14:37 GMT

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