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[whatwg] [html5] DI element

From: Dean Edwards <dean@edwards.name>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 17:52:48 +0000
Message-ID: <42332C70.7080300@edwards.name>
Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Dean Edwards wrote:
> 
>> Matthew Raymond wrote:
>>
>>>   I did a quick test, and using <li> in a <dl> produces a bullet on 
>>> Firefox, IE and Opera, whereas <di> and the complete lack of a parent 
>>> element did not. So, <li> didn't break anything, but it really didn't 
>>> have the desired rendering on legacy browsers. This alone it a good 
>>> argument for defeating <li> in this context. Plus, there's the 
>>> additional fact that <di> is already in the XHTML 2.0 working draft, 
>>> which means that it'll be easier to get <di> through W3C than <dl>/<li>.
>>
>>
>> That's a shame (about XHTML2). This seems a pretty unnecessary element.
> 
> 
>    Depends on what you mean. I think some kind of grouping tag is 
> necessary. You could argue that <li> can fulfill that role, but that's 
> not the same as saying that a grouping tag isn't needed at all.
> 

I didn't mean that we don't need a grouping element (although "nice to 
have" is more accurate). I meant that <li> would do fine. <di> is just 
something else for me to remember...

Now that I know that <di> is already defined in XHTML2 it no longer 
seems a big deal. :-)

-dean
Received on Saturday, 12 March 2005 09:52:48 UTC

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