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

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:38:24 +0100
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
note that role="dialog" is already used in WAI-ARIA to indicate a dialog
window.
if the <dialog> element continues to be in HTML 5, it would be sensible for
it to be used as structural container for content that represents a scripted
dialog window. This is a use case that has many applications, far more i
would suggest than its current defined use.



regards
stevef

2009/9/10 Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@ltgt.net>

> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
> <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> >> Yeah, but there's also the floating idea that the content model of
> >> <dialog> could evolve later to allow "non-speech related information"
> >> (see http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7508 ).
> >
> > Bug 7508 is very inspired by how <dl> is defined ...
> >
> >> This doesn't (a priori) concern key-value lists though, which could
> >> therefore use a typed-<dl> instead of minting a new element.
> >
> > What is it that (a priori) makes it better to have a <dialog> element
> rather
> > than a typed - or "roled" - <dl> element? I see nothing.
>
> Having a content model that depends on the value of an attribute is
> something we should avoid; and that's something that would appear, if
> we use <dl role=dialog> instead of <dialog>, as soon as we start
> adding non-speech related information to a dialog (and make it
> non-conforming for a list of definitions and/or a key-value list).
>
> --
> Thomas Broyer
> /tɔ.ma.bʁwa.je/
>
>


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