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Re: what is dt?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:47:50 +0300
Cc: "Lars Gunther" <gunther@keryx.se>, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200BABAD-292D-47BF-A5DC-BC9156FB55DC@iki.fi>
To: "Bruce Lawson" <brucel@opera.com>
On Sep 17, 2009, at 14:39, Bruce Lawson wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:33:11 +0100, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>  
> 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

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