Description Lists (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 93 12:15:10 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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To: Dave_Raggett <>
Subject: Description Lists
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Dave_Raggett writes:
> Marc,
> In "" you have
> used an unusual variant of description lists:
>     DL>
>     <DT> <I> Version: </I> 1.0
>     <DT> <I> System requirements: </I>
>     </DL>
> There are <DT> tags without any corresponding <DD> tags. Currently, the
> HTML spec seems to require each <DT> to be paired with a <DD>. Furthermore
> there must be at least one <DT> in the list.
> Now are you suggesting that we relax this requirement?
> If so what should be permitted with in <DL> ... </DL>?

Aaaaagh!  I didn't write that document.  Mosaic has been trained to be
very liberal about what goes into a DL just because various documents
already on the net were doing very strange things (like above) and now
I see that our own Publications group is doing them -- sigh.  But I
didn't do it myself.