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Re: what is dt?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:58:54 -0700
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
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To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>

On Sep 17, 2009, at 2:59 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>
>> On Sep 17, 2009, at 11:16 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
>>> <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no <mailto:xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no 
>>> >> wrote:
>>>> Tab Atkins Jr. On 09-09-17 19.59:
>>>>> 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...> ? ;-)
>>>
>>> It would certainly make things seem less retarded.
>>
>> I jokingly suggested <diagram> instead of <figure>, but I don't  
>> think that would be an actual improvement.
>>
>> - Maciej
>>
> I take my previous email back.
>
> One thing we can do is close the one bug that I opened, and start  
> another one specific to just Figure, recommending the removal of dd,  
> and replacing dt with its own named caption element.
>
> Was there any consensus as to what this can be called?

Opening a bug with a specific suggestion would be good. I don't think  
there's been a name proposed yet that drew universal acclaim. You  
should feel free to make your own suggestions. Some of the past  
suggestions include <rubric>, <c>, <capt>, <figcapt>, <fcaption>,  
<figcaption>.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 22:59:35 UTC

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