[whatwg] [html5] DI element

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Sat Mar 12 09:52:48 PST 2005

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. :-)


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