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[whatwg] dl definition issue

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:24:51 +0200
Message-ID: <op.us25jpd0idj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>
On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:17:11 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, Rikkert Koppes wrote:
>>
>> At the dl element definition [1]
>>
>> a) "The order of the list of groups, and of the names and values within  
>> each
>> group, may be significant."
>> b) The |dl
>> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element>|  
>> element
>> is inappropriate for marking up dialogue, since dialogue is ordered  
>> (each
>> speaker/line pair comes after the next).
>>
>> It occurs to me that the argument, put forward in b), does not hold,  
>> since a).
>> Hence, the argument needs to be rephrased or otherwise adjusted. For  
>> example:
>>
>> "The |dl  
>> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element>|
>> element is inappropriate for marking up dialogue, since dialog is a more
>> appropriate semantic element. For an example of how to mark up  
>> dialogue, see
>> the |dialog
>> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dialog-element>|
>> element."
>>
>> [1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element
>
> I just removed the argument and just pointed to <dialog>.

If there is no argument as to why <dl> is inappropriate for marking up dialogue, maybe we should drop <dialog> and say that <dl> is appropriate for marking up dialogue.

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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 28 April 2009 00:24:51 UTC

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