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Re: dl, dd, dt in XHTML 2.0

From: Rafael Gieschke <rafael@gieschke.de>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 21:27:37 +0200
Message-ID: <005101c31fcf$1aedf6c0$137807d5@computer>
To: <www-html@w3.org>


OK, you're right. This was a bad example / proposal, sorry.

I actually / originally wanted to ask wether there is really such a big
difference between a definition list and an (un)ordered list containing
list-items with headings (or even sections with headings), especially
because "dl"s "may have other applications" (see XHTML 2 WD, previous
(X)HTML RECs) than marking up definitions. (So, my mail wasn't acutally
related to your discussion, sorry.)

So, why shouldn't the "advertising a product" example in the RECs be marke
up as:

<ul>
<li><h>Lower cost</h>
The new version of this product costs significantly less than the previous
one! </li>
<li><h>Easier to use</h>
We've changed the product so that it's much easier to use! </li>
<li><h>Safe for kids </h>
You can leave your kids alone in a room with this product and they won't get
hurt (not a guarantee). </li>
</ul>

And the "next" example:

<section>
<section>
<h>The ingredients: </h>
<ul>
    <li>100 g. flour </li>
    <li>...</li>
</ul>
</section>
<section>
<h>The procedure:</h>
<ol>
    <li>Mix dry ingredients thoroughly. </li>
    <li>...</li>
</ol>
</section>
<section>
<h>Notes:</h>
The recipe may be improved by adding raisins.
</section>
</section>

Is there really a need for a dl element *in the current form* ?
In which points does a dl differ from the last example?

Rafael Gieschke


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcos Caceres" <marcos@datadriven.com.au>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: dl, dd, dt in XHTML 2.0


>
> No offence Rafael, but I think you may have missed the point of the
> discussion.
> Marcos
>
Received on Wednesday, 21 May 2003 15:27:35 GMT

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