[thelist] Definition lists?

Julian Rickards julian.rickards at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 10:25:31 CDT 2009

2009/10/26 Susan Payne <Susan.Payne at cpa.state.tx.us>

> When do you find these semantically appropriate?
> I inherited some legacy code where they are used for a FAQ and I'm not
> feeling too good about this.
> *I tend to expand on what might be considered a "term" and tend to treat
> definition lists as an "associative" lists. A FAQ would fit within my use as
> well. Another time I have used them is when describing products such as
> books where I would use the following as terms: Publication Date, ISBN,
> Price, and other short items like that and then the definitions would be
> "answers" to these items such as 2007, 10-123-456, $39.99. Although some
> might argue that this information should be in a table, I don't really buy
> that this is tabular data: in my mind, it is a list of small information
> about, in this case, a book.*
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