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From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Jan 22, 2008 12:20PM


Keith Parks wrote:

> I found it interesting under the "New Elements" section, the <dialog>
> element, and how in the example it is wrapped around <dt> and <dd>
> elements, in light of a recent thread about the proper structural
> mark-up for a Question and Answer list.
>
> Boy, talks about a *loose* interpretation of <dt> and <dd>. :^o

And this is called "backwards compatible" HTML! A browser who does not
know the <dialog> tag (including all existing browsers, of course) will
see just a a sequence of homeless <dd> and <dt> elements - syntactically
malformed tag soup, if interpreted by classic HTML rules.

> "acronym is not included because it has created lots of confusion.
> Authors are to use abbr for abbreviations."

That, too, is hostile to accessibility, since it makes authors think
they have clarified the meaning of their abbreviations.

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/