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[Bug 8668] New: Clarify default behavior for the details element

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Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 10:34:19 +0000
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           Summary: Clarify default behavior for the details element
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/interactive-
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: gez.lemon@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-

Cynthia: I’m not sure what this sentence means: 

“The details element represents a disclosure widget from which the user can
obtain additional information or controls.”  After reading through the section,
it seems to be for those “more info” popups.  There is no discussion of what
the default rendering looks like.  I think it looks like this

                <dt>More Info</dt>
                                <p>blah blah blah</p>

Would render as just “More Info”.  The author would have to write script to
toggle the “open” attribute.  This should have a built-in tabstop (not
specified) and built-in toggling behavior (not specified).  The default
rendering should be specified. For example, does an open details section cause
the page to reflow? 

Cynthia: Can the <dt> and the <dd> contain any arbitrary tags?

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