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[Bug 13959] dfn no longer supports unfamiliar terms that lack contextual definition

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Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:16:23 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13959

Aaron Gustafson <aaron@easy-designs.net> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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                 CC|                            |aaron@easy-designs.net
            Summary|I think the change to dfn   |dfn no longer supports
                   |being the defining instance |unfamiliar terms that lack
                   |of a term removes one       |contextual definition
                   |previously solid use case   |
                   |for dfn: defining           |
                   |unfamiliar terms that may   |
                   |make no sense to define in  |
                   |context. For instance       |
            Summary|use of "borrowed" terms and |
                   |phrases from other          |
                   |languages th                |

--- Comment #1 from Aaron Gustafson <aaron@easy-designs.net> 2011-08-29 19:16:22 UTC ---
The change to dfn being the defining instance of a term removes one previously
solid use case for dfn: defining unfamiliar terms that may make no sense to
define in context. For instance, use of "borrowed" terms and phrases from other
languages. For example:

<p>I like to work with markup languages because <strong>they are simple and
easy to read</strong>. They also have that certain <dfn lang="fr" title="I
don&#8217;t know what">je ne sais quoi</dfn>.</p>

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