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Re: A list of one?


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Nov 20, 2008 2:15AM

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Dean Hamack < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I disagree. The w3c give the following example for a DL:
> <DL>
> <DT>Dweeb
> <DD>young excitable person who may mature
> into a <EM>Nerd</EM> or <EM>Geek</EM>
> <DT>Hacker
> <DD>a clever programmer
> <DT>Nerd
> <DD>technically bright but socially inept person
> </DL>
> A person's name is not a definition of the term "employee", and you can't
> have multiple definitions for a single term.

But the article from which you quote also said this:

"Here is an example with multiple terms and descriptions:

<DD> A point equidistant from all points
on the surface of a sphere.
<DD> In some field sports, the player who
holds the middle position on the field, court,
or forward line.
Another application of DL, for example, is for marking up dialogues,
with each DT naming a speaker, and each DD containing his or her

-- http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/lists.html#h-10.3

Of *course* terms can have multiple definitions (look up "minute" in a
dictionary!), and the purist position that "definition lists are
*only* for definitions" is not the only one available.