[whatwg] Request: Explicit grouping within <dl>
html5 at zoid.nl
Thu May 24 18:42:13 PDT 2007
In the current specs <dt>s and <dd>s are only grouped imlicitly. This
leaves us with a DOM where <dt>s and <dd>s that are not related in as
term&description share the same parent. I'd like to see a way to
seperate the 'siblings' from the 'cousins' in a more explicit way.
Something along the line of the <di> from the XHTML 2 specs
A <di> (to stick to that name) will enhance the logics of the DOM
structure and will give better hooks for layout and behaviour. I know
these last two arguments are non arguments in the web standards
community, but I believe that good design and behaviour are based upon
the semantics of the content (collapsing FAQ's / borders that group
terms with their definitions).
Within a <di> the order of <dt>s and <dd>s could be free, which might
fit the content better.
Perhaps <di> could be used in a <dialog> as well to add and/or group
additional meta content:
<di><time>...general time marker...</time></di>
<time>...time of this reply...</time>
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