[whatwg] Suggest making <dt> and <dd> valid in <ol>
Jukka K. Korpela
jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Sat Jul 14 09:41:13 PDT 2012
2012-07-14 18:51, Ian Yang wrote:
> If <ol> is no more and no less ordered than <ul>,
> what's the purpose of its introduction?
The real purposes, in the dawn of HTML, were that <ol> and <ul>
correspond to numbered and bulleted lists, respectively, reflecting two
very common concepts in word processors. This is how they have been
used, though some authors have started overusing <ul> for thinks like
lists of links even when they specifically don't want them to appear as
bulleted. Even W3C specifications, in their markup, switch to <ul> in
the midst of hierarchy when they want bullets and not numbers.
HTML5 tries to stick to the theoretical idea of "ordered" vs.
"unordered" list, but it does not really change anything, and it is not
supposed to change anything - any <ul> will still be rendered in the
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