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<summary> [was: Re: what is dt?]

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:23:36 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560909170823x52e2d898h8917b9e31e0d41fd@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Simon Pieters wrote:

    <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.

If the only problem is that legacy browsers turn it into a sibling
element instead of a child, that does seem like an acceptable
"graceful degradation" behavior.

I am a bit worried that the name wouldn't be sufficiently precise;
would this <summary> be a title, a full caption, the first half of a
<details> that serves as alternate content, or even a replacement for
the @summary attribute?  And would this answer be obvious to people
who aren't referencing the spec, or would errors at least be easily
tolerable?

-jJ
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 15:24:36 UTC

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