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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 12:01:30 +0200
Message-ID: <a9699fd20909100301n5b5fdcd0mb0d2f253a34f9981@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 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 http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7508 ).
> 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
Received on Thursday, 10 September 2009 10:02:11 UTC

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