[whatwg] Definition list and tables: what's the difference ?
david at empyree.org
Wed Feb 21 09:48:44 PST 2007
On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:45:14 -0500, Michel Fortin wrote:
> What about nested definition lists like all those found in the HTML5
> spec? Would you replace them by nested tables or a bizarre
> organisation of cells using rowspan and colspan? And would it still
> be intelligible?
Yes and Yes.
Content and subcontent, with relations. CSS shall take care of
readability quite easily (no border, for instance)
> The difference between a table and a definition list is more akin the
> difference between a table and a paragraph in my view. The table is
> mostly about data, the definition list is mostly about text. There
> are many cases where both could be used as effectively, but there are
> many others where one makes much more sense than the other.
I don't think one can oppose data and text (no problem for "numbers and
text"). In the examples you provided, text is data.
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