[whatwg] Sequential List Proposal

Kevin Marks kevinmarks at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 16:57:10 PDT 2007

On 4/8/07, Elliotte Harold <elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> Michel Fortin wrote:
> > So I propose a <sl> element (sequential list) which can be used to
> > replace <dialog> as well as other things. The proposal can be found here:
> >
> Sounds a little redundant with ol (ordered list). Also sounds needlessly
> confusing and hard to explain. I'm not sure we really need dialog, but
> at least it's simple and obvious to explain to people what it means. The
> more abstract and generic we get the harder this becomes. Concreteness
> is underrated among software developers, but widely appreciated by other
> users.

I think the <dialog> example is a retrograde step. The
<ol><li><cite><q|blockquote> pattern seems much better than redefining
<dt> and <dd>, which will confuse XOXO parsers that try to be
Postelian. Did I miss some reasoning here?

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