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Re: Conformance of DL Groups Missing DT or DD

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:53:13 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200802261553.13640.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>

Note, that dl with only dt or dd as children is sometimes used in
HTML4 to markup poems or song texts with a somehow useful
structure (as already detailed in the wiki).
This seems to be excluded in HTML5 too, but anyway in the 
current draft most elements seem to be restricted anyway
to prose content excluding any poetry.
All this may already indicate, that the general new idea is, to
make a lot of HTML4 content non-conforming in HTML5 
to restrict authors which ideas they can express and how
they can express them in HTML5.
It does not really fit to the 'HTML Design Principle' of
backwards compatibility ...

The question here is maybe, does it solve a real problem to 
constrain authors not to use specific methods to express their ideas?
Or does it create new real problems?
Received on Tuesday, 26 February 2008 14:59:12 UTC

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