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Re: what is dt?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:11:08 +0200
Message-ID: <4AB27BBC.7060006@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Smylers@stripey.com, public-html@w3.org
Tab Atkins Jr. On 09-09-17 19.59:

> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Shelley Powers
> <shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:
>> I have stated that dt/dd will not work for web page authors, and have my
>> arguments for such an opinion. This is no different than anyone else saying
>> such and such won't work because legacy browsers will crap out. Both are
>> describing a point of potential failure, and deserve to be respected for
>> such.
> As an author, using <dt>/<dd> for <details> seems fine.  The letters
> match up, which is important from a mnemonic pov, and the basic idea
> works as well.  <dt> in <dl> is "description title" to me, while <dd>
> is "description data".  In <details>, they're instead "details title"
> and "details data".

So, perhaps <figure> could be renamed to something beginning on 
<d...> ? ;-)
leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 18:11:49 UTC

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