[whatwg] Alternativeness of multiple <dd>s

Simon Pieters zcorpan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 18:03:19 PST 2007

Originally <dl> was for glossaries, and there multiple <dd>s are obviously  
alternative definitions of the same term.

But then the "definition" semantics of <dl> was relaxed, but nothing is  
said about the alternativeness of multiple <dd>s.

I think it should be made clear in HTML5 that multiple <dd>s (and <dt>s  
for that matter) are alternatives and not accumulative. Otherwise people  
might use "<dd>...<dd>..." instead of "<dd><p>...<p>..." when they wanted  
to represent accumulative paragraphs of one description and not several  
alternative descriptions.

Simon Pieters

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