[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5 - dialog

Keryx Web webmaster at keryx.se
Thu May 15 04:38:20 PDT 2008

Ernest Cline wrote:

> The only synonym of dialog that is anywhere near as general seems to be <discourse/>. 

And I accidentally replied off list:

Discourse is too general.

In philosophy and theology a discourse can mean "teaching", as in 
"Levinas' discourse about 'the other' has made alterity a recurring 
theme in all modern philosophy" or "pentecostal theology is defined by 
its discourse about the charims".

I would not associate <discourse> with a spoken list-like dialog. That 
would be way too narrow.

Lars Gunther

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