The <dl> element existed in HTML 4, but it’s been repurposed in HTML5. Let the Doctor explain what’s changed and how it can be used.
This article has been superseded. It’s here for historical reasons only. <details> now uses a <summary> element; <figure> uses <figcaption>. You may recall that I blogged about legend not being so legend as the heading element for details or figure. After enough noise was made the spec was changed so that the heading and contents […]
September being one month before the HTML5 spec goes to last call in October, there’s been a few significant changes to the HTML5 spec that we wanted to briefly share with our patients.
Less action, more conversation. That’s how that Elvis song went, right? OK, perhaps not. Regardless, the new dialog element introduced in HTML 5 is all about marking up the conversation, and it uses a couple of elements you may have already heard of. Sure, it’s a little less action than something like audio, but it is still a useful element to semantically mark up many forms of dialogue.