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Re: HTML5 fiist working draft


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")