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Re: what is dt?

From: Masataka Yakura <myakura.web@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:14:02 +0900
Message-ID: <827d89250909152314l2f799b4bvd0f585e1ed27500d@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>, Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Jeremy Keith On 09-09-15 22.42:
>> Shelley asked:
>>> For the past ten years or so, dl, dt, and dd have been defined  within
>>> the context of a definition list. People may have used them  for other
>>> things, but no where has there been even a hint that such  use was
>>> "acceptable" or appropriate.
>> The HTML 4 spec gives more than a hint, advising authors (incorrectly)  to
>> use dl, dt and dd for dialogues.
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/lists.html#edef-DL
>> "Another application of DL, for example, is for marking up dialogues,
>>  with each DT naming a speaker, and each DD containing his or her words."
> And what is the problem with using <dl> for that? What was so "incorrectly"
> about it?

This might not be what he meant, but there are reasons why <dl> is not
appropriate for marking up a dialogue. [1]

[1] http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-April/019471.html

Masataka Yakura
Received on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 06:27:37 UTC

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