[whatwg] [html5] DI element

Rob Mientjes wrote:
>> The advantage of DI is that it allows grouping of definitions and 
>> therefore takes away the importance of element order. It also has a
>> semantic advantage to group these elements. From a structural
>> point of view it is very difficult for current DL element
>> constructs to see which (DT, DD) are bound together as a single
>> entry.
> Well, I'm not sure if it's not already clear that, without a 
> definition term, there can be no new definition descriptions. It is
> on the same route as the SECTION element for XHTML 2.0, which allows
> you to group elements, but I doubt it it is of much use.

SECTION is also introduced in HTML 5. (And also in the XHTML 1.0 
namespace therefore.) See section 4 of WA1[1].

Of course you are right about the implied semantics and relationships 
inside the DL element construct, but that does not make it a useful 
construct and I think it makes it less semantic.

You can easily see that by looking at the same document without knowing 
the semantics.





And now you tell me if you would have known that <bax/> and <baz/> 
shared a special relationship looking under "Before:" not further than 


  Anne van Kesteren

Received on Thursday, 10 March 2005 05:21:26 UTC