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Re: what is dt?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:00:34 +0200
Message-ID: <4AB24F12.4050501@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
Maciej Stachowiak On 09-09-17 05.49:

> On Sep 15, 2009, at 12:48 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>> If we're redefining semantics, which is the exact  same thing as  
>> saying we're rejecting semantics, then why not at least use  
>> something that is meaningful? Such as caption?

> For the record, here's a summary of past discussion.  

> caption:

> legend:

> label:

> h1:
> title:

> I think the only known options that avoid technical problems are using  
> <dt>, or adding one or more new elements.

You summary misses my and Olaf's proposal

    <dl semanticAttribute >

which I, in Feb 2008 laid out as <dl figure > <dl details >. 
Should be quite semantically coherent and easy to learn (nods to 
Shelley and Lars). The <dt> would then caption the <dd> of each 
<dl semanticAttriute > element. I don't see any principal reasons 
to not allow multiple dt and dd elements inside a  <dl figure >, 
for instance.
leif halvard silli
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