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[whatwg] Sequential List Proposal

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 21:27:44 +0100
Message-ID: <1176323264.5512.5.camel@galahad>
On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 11:13 -0700, Kevin Marks wrote:

> My point is that this is breaking the expected containment of <dt><dd>
> in a <dl>- if you want a new structure purely for dialog, define
> <speaker> and keep <q>.  I really fail to see why redefining a
> definition list as speech is less 'proper' than expanding the context
> of <q> slightly.

IMHO it's not a slight expansion. The <dialog> proposal does not
redefine dt or dd as speech. It provides a particular context for terms
(speakers) and definitions (speeches): a usage supported by the HTML
4.01 specification. (Again, I'd prefer specific elements for dialogues.)

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 13:27:44 UTC

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