W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-comments-wcag20@w3.org > December 2011

Re: About H40 Definition list usage

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:50:48 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWa8L9DmK2hv8XOAa-ckmdfJoA1E-stRLPXc9m+1xNFrRA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Cc: WCAG-comments <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>wrote:

> H40: Using definition lists
> Comment:
> 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 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.
> Sailesh Panchang
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
The WG thanks you for your input. This potential new use of definition list
elements in this other context will be investigated for relation to a
possible new/other technique and/or other SC. This is tracked in our
ACTION-144 <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/track/actions/144>. The use proposed
in your suggestion does not seem appropriate for the description of H40 and
for SC 3.1.3.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Thursday, 22 December 2011 00:51:16 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 19:14:56 UTC