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Re: what is dt?

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:39:27 +0100
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Lars Gunther" <gunther@keryx.se>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u0efz1b6h8on37@bruce-pc>
On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:33:11 +0100, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> On Sep 17, 2009, at 14:25, Bruce Lawson wrote:
>
>> The current crop of browsers all have parsing problems with the initial  
>> proposal of re-using legend, which means that details and figure are  
>> unworkable in all current browsers. Therefore, no-one will use the new  
>> element. For me, details is a highly useful beast.
>
> Surely authors shouldn't use <details> before UAs ship support for it.  
> <figure>, on the other hand, makes sense without native UA support,  
> since it is useful as a mere styling hook.

Sure we would. Test support for it, then fake it with JS if it's not  
supported natively. Like Dean Edwards' HTML5-hole-plugging script fakes  
all the webforms input types etc.

bruce

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Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 11:40:22 UTC

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