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[whatwg] Sequential List Proposal

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:05:08 +0200
Message-ID: <003301c78112$8d9efdb0$1a01080a@POCZTOWIEC>
Methinks we could easily overcome the semantic problems with the <dialogue>
element if we renamed it to <transcript>.

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces@lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Michel Fortin
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 6:54 PM
To: Elliotte Harold
Cc: WHAT working group
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Sequential List Proposal

What I find silly with the current <dialog> proposal is that it just  
can't handle a lot of trivial cases which would otherwise be perfect  
use cases. It can't because you can't include non-spoken events to be  
inserted in the sequence.

But then if you allow non-spoken events another problem arise: are  
dialogs with no spoken part at all allowable? Should the document  
suddently become invalid when someone deletes the last bit of spoken  
text in a <dialog> and there remains only some timestamps or events?

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.com
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 10:05:08 UTC

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