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

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:38:47 +0100
Message-Id: <E6B8BF4F-9644-43A2-81B4-0EDA9313BCC4@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
On 10 Sep 2009, at 02:50, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Toby Inkster On 09-09-09 23.40:
>> Specialising it using an attribute seems preferable to creating a   
>> different element for each usage. I'd suggest not using @type  
>> though  because its syntax would conflict with the attribute of  
>> the same name  on <a>, <link>, <script>, <object>, etc.
> It fits with how @type is used for  the <input> element. And with  
> HTML 4's <ol type="A"> and <ul type="square">.

True - I'd forgotten about those. The @type attributes of <ol> and  
<ul> have been removed from HTML5 though. input@type is a big  
inconsistency with other uses of @type, but it's too late to do  
anything about that.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:39:22 UTC

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