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Re: Comments on the XHTML 2.0 WD

From: Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 22:43:48 -0400
Message-ID: <4297DAE4.9060000@gmail.com>
To: Maxwell Terpstra <terpstra@myrealbox.com>
CC: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>, www-html@w3.org

Maxwell Terpstra wrote:

>
> On 27-May-05, at 0:49, Johannes Koch wrote:
>
>> Christian Johansen wrote:
>>
>>> I don't think this is a very good example either. Consider this:
>>> <nl>
>>>    <li href="" title="This link takes you to the Home page of this 
>>> site.">First Link</li>
>>>    <li href="" title="This link takes you to the Sitemap.">Second 
>>> Link</li>
>>> </nl>
>>
>>
>> [...] But with using an attribute like title, the value becomes 
>> atomic and cannot marked up any further, which might be necessary.
>
>
> In the case where additional mark-up is necessary, a definition list 
> can be nested inside of the list-item.  This is much preferrable to 
> adding a description tag to the other list models.  It keeps the 
> models simple, and allows for a greater variety of structures.
>
Then having <nl> is pointless, because that makes <nl> no different from 
<ul>.  Besides, don't you see a problem with this:

<nl>
    <li href="#">
        <dl>
            <dt>Link 1</dt>
            <dd>This is the first link.</dd>
        </dl>
    </li>
    <li href="#">
        <dl>
            <dt>Link 2</dt>
            <dd>This is the second link.</dd>
        </dl>
    </li>
</nl>

Both the term and definition become the link, then; and on top of that, 
this is the kind of unnecessary setup that I thought XHTML 2.0 was 
trying to avoid.  Not to mention since links can't be nested, any more 
information links put in <dd></dd> wouldn't even BE links.

And the other solution (making the <dt></dt> the link) makes the <nl> 
unnecessary markup.  Why use <nl> + <dl> when you could just use a <dl> 
and get the same effect?

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