Re: [WSG] Definition List appropriate for FAQ?

2008-01-17 Thread Mike at Green-Beast.com

Hello Christian,

I've been trying to decide which is more semantically correct for an FAQ 
[...]

definition list is probably the most appropriate


My vote is in favor of a DL. I feel it is absolutely the most appropriate 
element to use in such a case.


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Re: [WSG] Definition List appropriate for FAQ?

2008-01-17 Thread Jason Pruim


On Jan 17, 2008, at 10:01 AM, Christian Snodgrass wrote:


Hello,

I've been trying to decide which is more semantically correct for an  
FAQ, either 2 paragraph (one for the question, one for the answer),  
a single paragraph (with spans for formating), or a definition list.  
I think the definition list is probably the most appropriate, but at  
the same time you can't really call an FAQ a list of definitions, so  
I'm not really sure. What are your thoughts on this?


Thanks.


When I setup my FAQ's for my website, I put them in ordered lists...  
But I didn't know much about semantics at that point, but to me it  
still seems to fit good :)




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Re: [WSG] Definition List appropriate for FAQ?

2008-01-17 Thread Christian Snodgrass
Thanks everyone for the replies. I think I will go with a definition 
list, which is what I was leaning towards in the first place.


Thierry Koblentz wrote:

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Subject: [WSG] Definition List appropriate for FAQ?

Hello,

I've been trying to decide which is more semantically correct for an
FAQ, either 2 paragraph (one for the question, one for the answer), a
single paragraph (with spans for formating), or a definition list. I
think the definition list is probably the most appropriate, but at the
same time you can't really call an FAQ a list of definitions, so I'm
not



http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/lists.html#h-10.3
Definition lists vary only slightly from other types of lists in that list
items consist of two parts: a term and a description.
Note that in the above paragraph they use the term description rather than
definition. 


You may also want to read the thread semantic list with explanation from
last week. As it discusses an issue specific to DLs

And this in case you plan to make the Qs toggle (on/off) the As:
plughttp://tjkdesign.com/articles/toggle_elements.asp/plug

  



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Re: [WSG] Definition List appropriate for FAQ?

2008-01-17 Thread E Michael Brandt
When he designed divaFAQ, Thierry Koblentz felt that DLs were the best 
way to go for FAQs.


E. Michael Brandt

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Re: [WSG] Definition List appropriate for FAQ?

2008-01-17 Thread Dave Woods
Hi,

Personally, I'd use heading's for the questions and paragraphs for the
answers but that's down to my own preference and have seen it done a variety
of ways.

Cheers
Dave

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On 17/01/2008, Mike at Green-Beast.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hello Christian,

  I've been trying to decide which is more semantically correct for an FAQ
  [...]
  definition list is probably the most appropriate

 My vote is in favor of a DL. I feel it is absolutely the most appropriate
 element to use in such a case.

 Cheers.
 Mike Cherim
 http://green-beast.com

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