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Re: what is dt?

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:25:49 +0100
To: "Lars Gunther" <gunther@keryx.se>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u0efdb15h8on37@bruce-pc>
On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:00:11 +0100, Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se> wrote:

> Third: Allowing for dt/dd in figure and/or details will most certainly  
> lead to abuse, since sooner or later someone will generalize this into a  
> generic key-value paradigm.

Seems to me that's what it is already; spec says

"The dl element represents an association list consisting of zero or more  
name-value groups (a description list). Each group must consist of one or  
more names (dt elements) followed by one or more values (dd elements).  
Within a single dl element, there should not be more than one dt element  
for each name."


> If we'd like one element for both - which I agree with Jeremy that we  
> might not - I suggest, since we are running out of synonyms, <rubric>
> http://www.synonym.com/definition/rubric/

I'd support rubric, but Hixie's adamant that a new element not be baked.

we will only keep today's browsers for a
> few more. Patience is a virtue.

IE 6 has been with us since 2001, and will live on for a while yet. The  
current crop of browsers all have parsing problems with the initial  
proposal of re-using legend, which means that details and figure are  
unworkable in all current browsers. Therefore, no-one will use the new  
element. For me, details is a highly useful beast.

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