[whatwg] Definition list and tables: what's the difference ?

David Latapie david at empyree.org
Thu Feb 15 21:13:25 PST 2007

On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 22:23:53 -0500, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> This whole thread is as silly as saying that we
> should replace <p> with <div> because <div> can express the same
> structure. Structure is important, but it's only half of the equation.

So you recognize the thread it NOT silly ;-)

Let me explain: A paragraph is supposed to encompass an idea, while a 
div really is a block-level <span>. The first has semantics, the second 
has none, so a <p> shall not be replace by a <div> -- contrary to a 
definition list, where the relationship is the same -- not even 
counting header, colgroup...

Accessorily, I believe there is a need for an equivalent of <dd> for 
<dfn>. <dfn> marks a term to define, but what is the marker for its 
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