Re: what is dt?

On Sep 17, 2009, at 14:39, Bruce Lawson wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:33:11 +0100, Henri Sivonen <>  
> wrote:
>> On Sep 17, 2009, at 14:25, Bruce Lawson wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Surely authors shouldn't use <details> before UAs ship support for  
>> it. <figure>, on the other hand, makes sense without native UA  
>> support, since it is useful as a mere styling hook.
> Sure we would. Test support for it, then fake it with JS if it's not  
> supported natively. Like Dean Edwards' HTML5-hole-plugging script  
> fakes all the webforms input types etc.

The difference with WebForms is that there's a native implementation  
available, so you can test that the script really doesn't interfere  
with a native implementation.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 11:48:44 UTC