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Re: what is dt?

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:22:36 -0500
Message-ID: <4AB2A89C.1040302@burningbird.net>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. On 09-09-17 19.59:
>
>> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Shelley Powers
>> <shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:
>>> I have stated that dt/dd will not work for web page authors, and 
>>> have my
>>> arguments for such an opinion. This is no different than anyone else 
>>> saying
>>> such and such won't work because legacy browsers will crap out. Both 
>>> are
>>> describing a point of potential failure, and deserve to be respected 
>>> for
>>> such.
>>
>> As an author, using <dt>/<dd> for <details> seems fine.  The letters
>> match up, which is important from a mnemonic pov, and the basic idea
>> works as well.  <dt> in <dl> is "description title" to me, while <dd>
>> is "description data".  In <details>, they're instead "details title"
>> and "details data".
>
>
> So, perhaps <figure> could be renamed to something beginning on <d...> 
> ? ;-)
de figure

de Shelley
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 21:23:26 UTC

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