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Re: what is dt?

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 09:30:02 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0909170730g79d01a85yc81bd31e14fc683@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:26:47 +0200, Shelley Powers
> <shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:
>
>> Laura Carlson wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> What about using a <summary> as a generalized element with <details>
>>> etc. Leif mentioned  this previously.
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Jun/0045.html
>
>> This strikes me as an interesting proposal, and when it comes to Figure,
>> has been proposed by others[1]. The rejection of the idea, because of how
>> browsers currently implement the DOM for HTML4 puzzles me, since we're
>> changing the DOM for HTML5, anyway.
>
> <summary> would be no problem in <figure> and <details> as far as parsing
> goes. In <table>, however, it would be a problem because in legacy browsers
> the element would be moved outside the <table> in the DOM.

Maybe start thinking about a new generic term?
<synopsis>, <abstract>, <precis> come to mind. Others?

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 14:30:38 GMT

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