[Bug 8401] New: Remove section 4.12 regarding idioms


           Summary: Remove section 4.12 regarding idioms
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac System 9.x
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: shelleyp@burningbird.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

This is an interesting section, but all it does is provide suggested usage, and
any such suggested usage should be given in a Primer, if given by the W3C at

By including in the specification, we run the risk of over-specifying how HTML
is to be used. Since there is nothing in the section related to user agents,
conformance or any other form of validation, and it specifically to do with how
existing elements can be used in different circumstances, I suggest to just
remove the section. If this group puts out a primer, usage suggestions such as
these can be picked up again.

There is a note earlier in the document, in the definition element section (dl)
that references the section related to conversation. I'm not sure why HTML5 is
bucking against previous versions of HTML regarding what elements can be used
for a dialog, but regardless: a note just saying that the use of dl for dialog
is discouraged, and perhaps a reason why (since this is a change). And leave it
at that.

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Received on Monday, 30 November 2009 04:12:16 UTC