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Re: [Bug 7509] Consider <dl type="dialog"> instead of <dialog>

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@ltgt.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:05:00 +0200
Message-ID: <a9699fd20909100105l4883230cib863cee61a22c3ea@mail.gmail.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
> I like this idea. The <dl> element has been used (and some would say abused)
> for quite a few different purposes. HTML5 creates a <dialog> element to
> split off one of those purposes, but I'd argue that marking up dialogues is
> not the only - probably not even the most important - use of <dl> that
> should be split off.
> In particular, I think key-value lists are an important case. e.g.
> <dl>
>        <dt>Name:</dt>
>        <dd>Toby Inkster</dd>
>        <dt>Date of birth:</dt>
>        <dd>1980-06-01</dd>
> </dl>

Yeah, but there's also the floating idea that the content model of
<dialog> could evolve later to allow "non-speech related information"
(see http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7508 ).
This doesn't (a priori) concern key-value lists though, which could
therefore use a typed-<dl> instead of minting a new element.

Thomas Broyer
Received on Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:17:37 UTC

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