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[whatwg] Alternativeness of multiple <dd>s

From: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 03:03:19 +0100
Message-ID: <op.too1btj37a8kvn@hp-a0a83fcd39d2>
Originally <dl> was for glossaries, and there multiple <dd>s are obviously  
alternative definitions of the same term.

But then the "definition" semantics of <dl> was relaxed, but nothing is  
said about the alternativeness of multiple <dd>s.

I think it should be made clear in HTML5 that multiple <dd>s (and <dt>s  
for that matter) are alternatives and not accumulative. Otherwise people  
might use "<dd>...<dd>..." instead of "<dd><p>...<p>..." when they wanted  
to represent accumulative paragraphs of one description and not several  
alternative descriptions.

Simon Pieters
Received on Sunday, 4 March 2007 18:03:19 UTC

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