[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5 - dialog
Tab Atkins Jr.
jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed May 14 07:34:35 PDT 2008
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 3:36 AM, Mikko Rantalainen <
mikko.rantalainen at peda.net> wrote:
> If <dialog> is used instead of <dialogue> then it should be designed in
>> a such way that it can be used for dialog box in addition to dialogue
>> (e.g. chat) in the future.
> I severely doubt this is possible or desirable. It would make it *more*
confusing, I think, if <dialog> was meant for dialog boxes *and* marking up
Just to throw out yet another possibility, how about <convo>? I don't like
it too much, but it at least avoids most of the issues that plagued the
other submissions. I'm generally convinced that <dialog> is an okay choice
for this, but if we *were* to change, I at least want to make sure it's
something I can get behind.
My personal favorite alternate suggestion so far has been <cl>. Short and a
little confusing? Maybe. But it has the benefit of being unambiguous and
parallels existing tags with similar syntax. But meh, it's probably not
quite right, as <dialog> isn't meant to be illustrating a conversation list,
but rather is a list illustrating a conversation.
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