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Re: what is dt?

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:14:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4AB011BD.6040300@burningbird.net>
To: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
CC: Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
Jeremy Keith wrote:
> Shelley wrote:
>> I refer people to Remy Sharp's look at this topic[1], and his 
>> validation of label being acceptable. I would rather have caption, 
>> but the same problem applies: if caption is used out of table, some 
>> browsers will discard from the DOM.
>>
>> Then again, what might better is to define a new element, called 
>> either c, or even "element_caption" that can be used as a caption for 
>> it's container, without being anchored to a specific element. 
>> However, if label works, that's so much better.
>
> Alas, <label> turned out to have its own problems with <details>. It's 
> lack of keyboard focus (pointed out by Gez Lemon) means it can't be 
> used for an interactive element.
>
> That doesn't apply to <figure> though, which is one of the reasons why 
> I wanted to keep discussions of <details> and <figure> separate.
>
I think we should continue keeping them separate, then.

I don't care for details, so will continue any discussion on it separately.

Focusing now on Figure, from what you're saying, label does work as a 
way of defining the figure caption.  I would also have been willing to 
go with a refinement of header, since it's a new element anyway, and 
changing the semantics for it, is more a matter of text, than modifying 
actual usage. Still, I'll take label over the use of dt and dd.

Now all you have to do, is convince Ian.

Shelley
Received on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 22:15:27 GMT

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