[whatwg] dl definition issue

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Apr 27 18:17:11 PDT 2009

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, Rikkert Koppes wrote:
> At the dl element definition [1]
> a) "The order of the list of groups, and of the names and values within each
> group, may be significant."
> b) The |dl
> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element>| element
> is inappropriate for marking up dialogue, since dialogue is ordered (each
> speaker/line pair comes after the next).
> It occurs to me that the argument, put forward in b), does not hold, since a).
> Hence, the argument needs to be rephrased or otherwise adjusted. For example:
> "The |dl <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element>|
> element is inappropriate for marking up dialogue, since dialog is a more
> appropriate semantic element. For an example of how to mark up dialogue, see
> the |dialog
> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dialog-element>|
> element."
> [1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-dl-element

I just removed the argument and just pointed to <dialog>.

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