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[whatwg] Definition Lists Recommendations

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 02:26:01 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0711080212410.30809@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Eugene T.S. Wong wrote:
> Should <DL> children be <LI>? I ask because I think that it will create 
> better structure than having all <DT> & <DD> elements be children of the 
> same parent. If we use <LI> as children of <DL> elements, and then make 
> <DT> & <DD> elements the children of the <LI> elements, then there may 
> be better structure.

There would be more structure, but not necessarily better structure, IMHO!

I'm not sure we really want to suggest using <li> in this way, though, 
because it would put a bullet point before each block.

See also the arguments on the <di> thread recently.

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