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From: Liorean <Liorean@user.bip.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 21:06:50 +0200
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20021002205915.02628af0@pop3.bip.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

Hello!

There a thing about the definition lists that I think you should correct, 
since you changed the corresponding behavior in headings and sections. The 
definition term and the definition data tags are in the way they look in 
previous html versions based on a system very much resembling that of the 
headings and paragraphs in the same html version, in that the definition 
data relates to the latest definition term - like the paragraph related to 
the latest heading tag. That behavior would be semantically more correct if 
you instead had a definition container of some sort for each set of dt with 
corresponding dd(s).

Example:
<dl>
   <def>
     <dt>java</dt>
     <dd>1. An island</dd>
     <dd>2. A kind of coffee</dd>
     <dd>3. A programming language</dd>
   <def>
   <def>
     <dt>blah</dt>
     <dd>description of blah</dd>
   </def>
</dl>

// Liorean
Received on Wednesday, 2 October 2002 14:59:22 GMT

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