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Re: Name-value lists

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 20:09:22 +0200
Message-ID: <41488552.6000606@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>
CC: HTML List <www-html@w3.org>

> The XHTML 2.0 implementation of <dl> does leave a void, though. We no
>  longer have a name-value type of list. I therefore wonder how the
> idea of  such a list is read. In structure, it would probably be
> identical to <dl>,  but in semantics and presentation, it would
> differ. Where definition lists  often are presented like this:

Have you seen the DI element?

As in:

# <dl>
#  <di>
#   <dt>Foo</dt>
#   <dd>Foo is bar</dd>
#   <dd>Foo is also bar</dd>
#  </di>
#  <di>
#   <dt>Etc.</dt>
#   <dd>Et cetera</dd>
#  </di>
# </dl>

I agree that the defined semantics for the DL, DI, DT, DD elements are a
bit weird, but structurally they are fine, I guess.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:09:54 UTC

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