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Re: definition list technique h48

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:25:52 -0700 (PDT)
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To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Adam,
This content exposes  a data relationship of the type LABEL: DATA ... that's how I describe it. Often the label part is styled distinctly. Sure one may use DL-DT-DD list to mark it up. Another option is to use a 2-column data table and mark up cells in first column as TH. I think both methods represent the relationship fairly... of course one may use CSS as needed to style the content.
Surely an example can be added to the technique but its absence should not prevent one from using the markup.
Thanks,
Sailesh Panchang

 --- On Tue, 7/12/11, adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com> wrote:

From: adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Subject: definition list technique h48
To: "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Loretta Guarino Reid" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 7:02 AM

I would like to propose that sufficient technique h48 be amended. I would like another example for definition list. A pertinent example would be a list of data for a particular school such as:
Name: Grant High School

Principal: Hugh Grant
School Number: 456789
Tel: 01-123-4567
Fax: 01-234-5678

This is a typical list of pairs for which, I believe, a definition list is the sole appropriate candidate to reflect the semantics of such a list. I realize there has been some debate as to how far a dl can be taken, but I think the above example is accepted by most opinions. Furthermore, it fulfills an important function, as there is no other relevant markup for lists of pairs.


adam
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