[whatwg] Editorial comment r/e summary element
brucel at opera.com
Tue Sep 20 05:49:14 PDT 2011
Fair dames and damsels of the list
"The summary element represents a summary, caption, or legend for the rest
of the contents of the summary element's parent details element, if any."
I read "if any" to mean there may or may not be "a summary, caption or
However, a questioner to HTML5 Doctor believes that <summary> can be used
outside <details>, reading "if any" to sugest that there may not be a
"summary element's parent details element".
(She wants to use <summary> at the top of an article to summarise its
contents, because the ambiguous prose I quote suggests that a parent
details element is optional).
Can we remove this ambiguity? "The summary element represents an optional
summary, caption, or legend for the rest of the contents of the summary
element's parent details element" would work.
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