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Re: A list of one?

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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:

<DL>
<DT>Center
<DT>Centre
<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.
</DL>
Another application of DL, for example, is for marking up dialogues,
with each DT naming a speaker, and each DD containing his or her
words."

-- 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.

Regards,

Tim