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[Bug 7508] New: <dialog> needs a way to add non-speech relate inforation

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Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2009 22:16:13 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-7508-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7508

           Summary: <dialog> needs a way to add non-speech relate inforation
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-dt-
                    element
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


<dialog> offers a way to mark up dialogs - person and his/her words.

However, dialogs consist of more than exchange of words. "Join" and "leave" a
dialog are example os "speak actions" that belongs in a dialog. For instance,
if someone says "Finally" after someone leaves, then  that is an example of how
there are more telling things in a dialog than the words that are uttered.

Currently a <dt> is permitted "Before dd or dt elements inside dl elements."
While in <dialog> it is may not come after another <dt>: "Before a dd element
inside a dialog element." 

<dialog> and <dl> should permit <dt> in same contexts. And <dt> should be
permitted to contain "additional info" related to the participants of the
dialog (more than the currently permited <time> element). The draft should also
have examples of how to author dialogs with additional related to the acts of
the dialog participants.

Example:

<dialog>
  <dt><time>14:22</time> Leif (ironically)</dt><dd>I see.</dd>
  <dt><time>14:23</time> Leif leaves the chat.</dt><!-- no dd here -->
  <dt><time>14:24</time> Stephen </dt><dd>Finally ...</dd>
</dialog>

Related e-mail: http://www.w3.org/mid/4AA3FDA7.3060902@xn--mlform-iua.no


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