[whatwg] <di>? Please?

Bruce Lawson brucel at opera.com
Tue Jan 10 00:04:12 PST 2012

On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 07:32:35 -0000, Hugh Guiney <hugh.guiney at gmail.com>  

> As I understand it, the main reason for rejecting <di> was that it
> solves a problem that is allegedly CSS's job, but as an author who
> uses <dl>s quite extensively, adding a grouping element would really
> make my life a lot easier.
> Yes, my most common problem with <dl>s is styling them, but it's
> hardly CSS's fault. What kind of styling am I attempting to do?
> Mostly, to arrange them in columns.


> Simply put: just because the parsing algorithm is well-defined and we
> can imply association sans-container, that doesn't mean authors (like
> myself) won't want finer-grained control over grouping.

Seems to me no need to add a new element. If <div> could be a child of  
<dl> then you could use that.

However, it can't. I don't know why, though.


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