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Re: dl, dd, dt in XHTML 2.0

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 09:46:17 +0200 (MEST)
To: "Marcos Caceres" <marcos@datadriven.com.au>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <17563.1053416777@www21.gmx.net>

Is there any object out there having more than o n e definition? Thought a
definition implies only one exact and precise annotation.


 Jens Meiert.


PS.
I know what you mean, Marcos, but I do not agree to your suggestion.



> Dear all, 
> 
> This has probably already been proposed a number of times, but I'm just
> wondering if it wouldn't make more 'semantic' sense to encapsulate dd
> elements inside the dt element in xhtml 2.0. 
> 
> For instance, 
> 
>  
> 
> <dl>
> 
>   <dt>My term
> 
>             <dd>This is the first definition</dd>
> 
> <dd>This is the second definition</dd>
> 
>  </dt>
> 
> </dl>
> 
>  
> 
> At the moment, it would seem that the semantic relationship between the 
> dt
> and the dd(s) elements is only implicit as it is positional (and only
> perhaps visually semantic when rendered), rather than explicit through
> encapsulation. Less importantly, encapsulation dd inside dt would also
> follows the structure for coding every other type of the list module in
> xhtml 2.0.. aside from nesting of list terms and definition elements. 
> which
> might be something else to consider all together for definition lists.
> 
>  
> 
> When I think about it some more, doing this kind of nesting may also 
> require
> the renaming of the dl, dd, dt, or even adding some sort of container 
> that
> wraps around a definition.. Something different like this:
> 
>  
> 
> <dl>
> 
>     <definition>
> 
> <dt>My term</dt>
> 
>             <dd>This is the a definition</dd>
> 
> <dd>This is the another definition</dd>
> 
>       </definition>
> 
> </dl>
> 
>  
> 
> Just a thought. Let me know what you think, 
> 
> Marcos
> 
> 


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