[whatwg] <dfn> and <strong>; rel="glossary"
hober0 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 01:36:42 PDT 2007
Currently, the only elements which work with dfn automatic
cross-referencing are <span>, <abbr>, <code>, <var>, <samp>, and <i>.
I'd like to suggest adding <strong> to that list.
My specific use-case is the use of RFC 2119 terms in HTML. My
boilerplate looks like this:
The key words "<dfn>MUST</dfn>", "<dfn>MUST NOT</dfn>",
"<dfn>REQUIRED</dfn>", "<dfn>SHALL</dfn>", "<dfn>SHALL NOT</dfn>",
"<dfn>SHOULD</dfn>", "<dfn>SHOULD NOT</dfn>",
"<dfn>RECOMMENDED</dfn>", "<dfn>MAY</dfn>", and "<dfn>OPTIONAL</dfn>"
in this document are to be interpreted as described in <a
rel="help glossary">RFC 2119</a>.
Later in the text, I'd like to be able to say things like "Conforming
processors <strong>MUST</strong> frobnicate the widget vigorously," and
have the dfn association happen.
Secondly, I notice that the "glossary" link relation has been dropped. I
found it useful in the boilerplate above, and for other cases where a
document uses external definitions, such as what I imagine Christoph had
in mind in , and Eugene in .
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