XHTML: Definition Lists – Misused or Misunderstood?

October 8th, 2007 by Jerome Dahdah

Definition ListsMax Design asks the question that I keep asking myself: “What are definition lists? When are they appropriate?” and then explains how to style them to look like tables, image galleries, calendar of events and more.

3 Responses to “XHTML: Definition Lists – Misused or Misunderstood?”

  1. Rob says:

    Interesting, I on rare occasion have seen them and wondered what they were. Now I know what they are and how to implement them.


  2. Simon says:

    From a technical perspective, dl’s make a lot of sense in all of the applications mentioned in the article. I especially like the dialogue and image/description examples.

    I believe that Web Designers (R) should be required to write a few articles, maybe a short paper, in LaTex, to get more familiar with this kind of semantic markup.

  3. Jerry says:

    Hi Simon, thanks for your feedback. Could you elaborate on why you would do it in LaTex?

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