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[whatwg] dl definition issue

From: Rikkert Koppes <lists@rikkertkoppes.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 10:19:22 +0100
Message-ID: <49ABA49A.8090601@rikkertkoppes.com>
At the dl element definition [1]

a) "The order of the list of groups, and of the names and values within 
each group, may be significant."
b) The |dl 
<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element>| 
element is inappropriate for marking up dialogue, since dialogue is 
ordered (each speaker/line pair comes after the next).

It occurs to me that the argument, put forward in b), does not hold, 
since a). Hence, the argument needs to be rephrased or otherwise 
adjusted. For example:

"The |dl 
<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element>| 
element is inappropriate for marking up dialogue, since dialog is a more 
appropriate semantic element. For an example of how to mark up dialogue, 
see the |dialog 
<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dialog-element>| 
element."

[1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element


Regards,
Rikkert Koppes
Received on Monday, 2 March 2009 01:19:22 GMT

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