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Re: what is dt?

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:13:28 +0200
To: "Shelley Powers" <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: "Lars Gunther" <gunther@keryx.se>, "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u0em4q1aidj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>
On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:26:47 +0200, Shelley Powers  
<shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:

> Laura Carlson wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> What about using a <summary> as a generalized element with <details>
>> etc. Leif mentioned  this previously.
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Jun/0045.html

> This strikes me as an interesting proposal, and when it comes to Figure,  
> has been proposed by others[1]. The rejection of the idea, because of  
> how browsers currently implement the DOM for HTML4 puzzles me, since  
> we're changing the DOM for HTML5, anyway.

<summary> would be no problem in <figure> and <details> as far as parsing  
goes. In <table>, however, it would be a problem because in legacy  
browsers the element would be moved outside the <table> in the DOM.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 14:14:25 UTC

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