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Re: ISSUE-83 ACTION-152 Change Proposal for the use of dt/dd in figure and details

From: Jeroen van der Gun <noreplytopreventspam@blijbol.nl>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 23:54:16 +0100
Message-ID: <9945efe50911261454t62bd011v81a1ee0bec8f9a38@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
Hello folks,

This proposal lists three reasons for the change. I'd like to point
out that I discovered that one of them, the technical failure in IE6
and IE7, is actually invalid.

The problem is about styles getting leaked to the parent. By putting
the figure or details element inside a div element, the closing tag of
the div effectively solves the problem. Since this div needs to exist
anyway to be able to style the figure or details element (since
unknown elements cannot be styled in IE), the only way this problem
can occur is if the dd or dt element is styled, but the figure or
details element is not. So in reality this IE bug will rarely occur,
and even if it does, it is extremely easy to solve.

You can read more about this at my blog (test demonstration included):
http://blog.jeroenvandergun.nl/7-html5-figure-and-details-do-not-break-in-ie

Please take this into consideration before changing the HTML5 specification.

Jeroen van der Gun
Received on Friday, 27 November 2009 10:21:25 UTC

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