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Re: [Bug 7509] Consider <dl type="dialog"> instead of <dialog>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:23:50 +0200
To: "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>, "Toby Inkster" <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uz0790j664w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:18:16 +0200, Olivier GENDRIN  
<olivier.gendrin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
>> This is quite different to a definition list. "Toby Inkster" isn't the
>> definition of "Name"; if anything it's the other way around: "Name" is  
>> the
>> definition of "Toby Inkster". <dl> lists like this seem to be pretty  
>> common.
> I uses <dfn> for such structures : <li><dfn>Name:</dfn> Toby
> Inkster</li>, perhaps that <dl> should not be used at all for this...

HTML5 suggests you can use <dl> but have to use <dfn> inside <dt> if you  
want to define the term. (See the last example for the <dl> element.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:24:51 UTC

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