[thelist] Definition lists?

aardvark evolt at roselli.org
Mon Oct 26 08:50:45 CDT 2009

On 26 Oct 2009 at 8:32, Susan Payne wrote:

> 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.

how are they used?

 <dt>FAQ question thinger?</dt>
 <dd>Overly verbose and ultimately useless answer that tells you what 
you already know.</dd>

(don't let my judgment of most FAQs offend you)

in that context, i think they are perfectly appropriate and probably 
a better choice, semantically and structurally, than <p> or <li>...

i use them all the time for similar purposes... I often use them with 
a news index where the <dt> indicates the title and the <dd> contains 
the abstract and/or date...

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