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Re: Definition list vs. Table


From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Date: Dec 26, 2010 8:39AM

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM, adam solomon
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> How much support is the table alternative given in screen readers?

Table implementations are pretty lousy, but fine for simple affairs like this.

I last had a close look at "dl" implementations in 2008:


I've generally avoided "dl" as being hopelessly ambiguous as something
for a user agent to base a UI on. Is it a description list? Is it a
definition list? Is it a series of name-value pairs? Is it a dialog?

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis