A Modest Definition List Proposal

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at michelf.com
Tue Apr 13 15:41:04 EDT 2010

Le 2010-04-13 à 15:21, Tom Humiston a écrit :

> Is my use of DL appropriate?

When in doubt, check HTML5 (which tend to make everything unambiguous). Here it says:

> The dl element represents an association list consisting of zero or more name-value groups (a description list). Each group must consist of one or more names (dt elements) followed by one or more values (dd elements). Within a single dl element, there should not be more than one dt element for each name.


> Name-value groups may be terms and definitions, metadata topics and values, or any other groups of name-value data.


> The values within a group are alternatives; multiple paragraphs forming part of the same value must all be given within the same dd element.


> The order of the list of groups, and of the names and values within each group, may be significant.


Note that it renames "definition list" to "description list", in support for the idea that it's not only for definitions.

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.com

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