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[Bug 13201] New: Flow content should be allowed in <dt>

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Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:15:41 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13201-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13201

           Summary: Flow content should be allowed in <dt>
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Currently <dt>'s content model is phrasing content.  I think it should be flow
content.  XHTML 1.0 only allows inline content, but I don't think this
restriction is useful.  <dl> is a very generic sort of element that can fairly
be used for any kind of key-value mapping, and while it's not common that the
keys will need to contain flow content, it's perfectly conceivable, so there's
no reason to tell authors their page is invalid because of it.

Example of where this would be reasonable: a <dl> is used for a FAQ, where some
of the questions are multiple paragraphs long.  This seems like a legitimate
use-case for <dl>, and the most natural way to represent it is to nest <p>
inside <dt>.

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