[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5

Paweł Stradomski pstradomski at gmail.com
Tue May 13 08:54:50 PDT 2008

W liście Ian Hickson z dnia wtorek 13 maja 2008:
> >     * I understand the concept of the <dialog/> element but it's named
> > completely wrong. The point is to markup a conversation between two or
> > more parties. The problem is that the word "dialog", when in used in
> > user interfaces, refers to small windows that can be interacted with.
> > When I first read about this element, I assumed it was a way to indicate
> > that part of the page is a dialog window outside of the normal flow of
> > the document (which I thought was cool). After reading the rest, I was
> > disappointed to find out that wasn't the intent. I'd rename this element
> > as <conversation/> or <discussion/> to avoid such misunderstandings.
> I agree that the name is suboptimal but those names are worse (they're too
> long, and they're overly specific). I'm not sure what to do about this.

Perhaps <talk> ? Short and simple, although not exactly equal in meaning to 

Paweł Stradomski

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