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Re: what is dt?

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:11:14 -0500
Message-ID: <4AB25192.9050308@burningbird.net>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, public-html@w3.org
Laura Carlson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Maybe start thinking about a new generic term?
> <synopsis>, <abstract>, <precis> come to mind. Others?
> Best Regards,
> Laura
I think if we all agree that whatever the element is, in plain English 
it acts as a "caption" (regardless of caption's use elsewhere), we could 
refer to a Thesaurus as an adviser of what would be a good term. [1]

Unfortunately, label and legend appear, but so does inscription, which 
has possibilities.


[1] http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/caption
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