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Re: XHTML2 dt/dd Nesting

From: Stefan Ram <ram@ZEDAT.FU-Berlin.DE>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 01:42:06 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031102004206.GA70398664@CIS.FU-Berlin.DE>

Alexander Savenkov wrote:
>That is, your statement that "each definition term is followed by its
>description" is a guess.

  The specification, in my opinion, needs to clarify this.
  For example, by stating that each dt refers to all following
  dds until the next dt.

  Or else, why should a definition list be not just this:
  A list of definitions? I.e.,

<dl>
  <df>
    <dt>foo</dt>
    <dd>A word</dd>
  </df>
  <df>
    <dt>bar</dt>
    <dd>A sequence of characters</dd>
  </df>
</dl>

  Where it is specified that for a df-element all dts and dds
  form a single definition, i.e., refer to each other.

  (Some months ago, a similar "bottom-up unit" was proposed.)

  Stefan Ram

http://purl.net/stefan_ram/pub/
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