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Re: what is dt?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 03:09:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4AB2DDDB.10809@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
Shelley Powers On 09-09-17 23.38:

> 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:
>>>> 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 actually rather like Figure, and its fun to look at what will become 
> known as The D Defense, but...
> 
> ...my original objections to the reuse of dt/dd still stand.
> 
> I have a bug on this, which is guess is our only avenue of protest we 
> have now. The discussion was good, though I don't think it will result 
> in anything happening. The previous discussion on SVG didn't go anywhere.
> 
> Still, I guess we heard some interesting suggestions. Too bad, nothing 
> will come of them.

I have no idea at all why the draft suddenly says that we can use 
<p> for dialog. I took part in the the debate and saw no 
compelling arguments. Perhaps it was Microsoft's un-support that 
made the deal?

However, at the very least there was an effect: An issue was put 
under light. But something else came out of it.

So, what I mean is that there may come something out of it. But 
not what you expect. So, you are wrong, but right.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 18 September 2009 01:10:28 UTC

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