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Re: Concerns about the "l" element name <l>

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 22:53:42 +0100
To: "Thomas O'Connor" <me@ocoth.id.au>
Cc: "HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opsgwsfsnauvpchu@quark>

On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 20:59:18 +1100, Thomas O'Connor <me@ocoth.id.au> wrote:

> If they are separate units like you suggest, such as an e-mail address,  
> telephone number, etc. then they probably would be better
> marked up as a <dl>, like so.
>
> <dl>
>     <dt>Email address</dt>
>     <dd>me@ocoth.id.au</dd>
>     <dt>Telephone number</dt>
>     <dd>+61 2 4900 0000</dd>
> </dl>

That's correct considering the HTML 4 description of <dl>, but in XHTML  
2.0, it has been more restricted. A definition list should contain  
definitions of words. The definition of «Email address» is not  
«me@ocoth.id.au», but something like «A location to which e-mail can be  
delivered»[1].

I wrote something about this not more than two months ago: <url:  
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2004Sep/0004.html>.

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[1] <url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_address>

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