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Definition List Markup advice sought

From: Travis McCauley <travis.mccauley@alumni.virginia.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 11:03:26 -0500
Message-Id: <p0600200cbc08cdab0f4d@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org


I am the developer of a collaborative online Tibetan dictionary 
application and I want to modify the markup to use definition lists 
instead of plain old nested lists.

The entries contain sets of subcomponents like etymology, 
pronunciation, definition, etc. And some subcomponents themselves 
contain subcomponents, like definitions can have passages, model 
sentences, etc.

I figure that I could easily use the <dl><dt><dd> structure for what 
is now my top-level list. But my question is, is there any meaningful 
way to represent the subcomponents while continuing to use the 
definition list semantics?

Here's a sample entry that shows the structure. I haven't validated 
recently so please be forgiving :).


Thanks for any ideas,

Travis McCauley

Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library
Received on Friday, 19 December 2003 11:15:46 UTC

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