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Re: what is dt?

From: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:54:22 +0100
Cc: Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <516576CD-B383-4F8F-B699-DFC6BCBB0925@adactio.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Shelley wrote:
> I refer people to Remy Sharp's look at this topic[1], and his  
> validation of label being acceptable. I would rather have caption,  
> but the same problem applies: if caption is used out of table, some  
> browsers will discard from the DOM.
> Then again, what might better is to define a new element, called  
> either c, or even "element_caption" that can be used as a caption  
> for it's container, without being anchored to a specific element.  
> However, if label works, that's so much better.

Alas, <label> turned out to have its own problems with <details>. It's  
lack of keyboard focus (pointed out by Gez Lemon) means it can't be  
used for an interactive element.

That doesn't apply to <figure> though, which is one of the reasons why  
I wanted to keep discussions of <details> and <figure> separate.

Jeremy Keith

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