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Another application of DL-DT-DD

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Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 21:01:27 +0000
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Name: Sailesh Panchang
Email: spanchang02@yahoo.com
Document: TD
Item Number: H40
Part of Item: Description
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Another application of DL-DT-DD
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Refer to: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20110621/complete-diff.html
Right, it is meant to be used to define a term like in a glossary. But it can be used effectively to represent content of the relationship type LABEL: DATA. ... I mean
not form controls but just text like:
<dt>Name</dt> <dd>xyz i.e name of person</dd>
<dt>Phone #</dt> <dd>person's phone#</dd> and so on.

Often there is such content displayed on the page either one below the other or horizontally and the label is styled / boldfaced so that it is visually
distinct. So DL-DT-DD works fine in these instances if one chooses not to use a 2-col data table. The DL may be styled as needed.
I had suggested this on WCAG-WG list too during June/July 2011 and
Sailesh Panchang

Proposed Change:
If you agree then this should be covered too in the description and example.
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