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

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
<> wrote:
>> Yeah, but there's also the floating idea that the content model of
>> <dialog> could evolve later to allow "non-speech related information"
>> (see ).
> Bug 7508 is very inspired by how <dl> is defined ...
>> This doesn't (a priori) concern key-value lists though, which could
>> therefore use a typed-<dl> instead of minting a new element.
> What is it that (a priori) makes it better to have a <dialog> element rather
> than a typed - or "roled" - <dl> element? I see nothing.

Having a content model that depends on the value of an attribute is
something we should avoid; and that's something that would appear, if
we use <dl role=dialog> instead of <dialog>, as soon as we start
adding non-speech related information to a dialog (and make it
non-conforming for a list of definitions and/or a key-value list).

Thomas Broyer

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