Re: what is dt?

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Simon Pieters <> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:26:47 +0200, Shelley Powers
> <> wrote:
>> Laura Carlson wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> What about using a <summary> as a generalized element with <details>
>>> etc. Leif mentioned  this previously.
>> 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.

Maybe start thinking about a new generic term?
<synopsis>, <abstract>, <precis> come to mind. Others?

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson

Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 14:30:38 UTC