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Re: dt/dd in figure/details has killer rendering issues in ie6 and

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:50:52 +0200
Message-ID: <4ABA5FFC.1090202@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Shelley Powers On 09-09-23 16.28:

> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 7:34 PM, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no> wrote:

> A generic captioning element, that could be used with Figure and 
> Details, and wherever else this type of functionality is needed seems to 
> me to be less confusing, less problematical from an authoring 
> standpoint, and won't cause the HTML5 specification to fall under its 
> own weight.
> Caption for table should have been defined generically but wasn't. So 
> let's not make the same mistake with this new need.

Indeed. One could perhaps think of having a caption for e.g. a 
<dl> list as well? And that would in itself rule out <dt>.

I think <about> could function as a generic caption.

Another option: In a parallel thread, <h> was proposed. However, I 
agree that it would be easy to misinterpret it. But perhaps <h0> 
could be an option, to indicate it has zero effect in outlines.
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 17:51:33 UTC

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