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Triage - close 13726 ("DT/DD too vague") as "too vague"?

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:31:57 +0200
To: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: "Steve Faulkner" <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>
Message-ID: <op.yfkdvjkvs7agh9@widsith.local>

In today's Bug Triage call we said we would move  
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13726 to the github  
tracker, and assign it to Steve.

But I am not sure that's a  good idea - I'd rather wait until there is a  
clear proposal before filing issues regarding the semantics of elements,  
so I am wondering if it makes more sense just to close the bug.

To save looking it up, the original statement was:


The definitions of these elements seem too vague and it appears to be
implied that they are really for use in placement of certain kinds of
text lines in relation to each other.  On their own, without the dfn
element, they are no longer explicitly meant to be used for
"definitions" as such. Since these elements were being used for other
purposes anyway, that seems understandable, however, aside from the
admonition that they are not for use for dialog, no strong case is made
for why they should be used as demonstrated, especially where other
semantic or stylistic elements could serve.  They appear to be meant to
show relationship within a group, but it also appears that that
relationship can be entirely arbitrary.


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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