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Subject: LwDITA subcommittee response: content model for <dd>
Colleagues,At least one DITA TC member raised an issue about the appropriateness of the LwDITA content model for definition lists. (Bob Thomas, to give credit). Specifically, should the description/definition component (<dd>) allow nested <dl> and <simpletable>?
The Lightweight DITA Subcommittee discussed this on June 14*. The subcommittee's consensus is that the current content model is appropriate:
- One can envision reasonable use cases for allowing <dl> and <simpletable> in a definition.
- Forbidding nesting of <dl> would require some amount of architectural effort.
- The content model maps to the HTML5 content model for description lists. I trust this provides the DITA TC sufficient information to close the issue. -Alan * Minutes of the June 14 meeting are at: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita-lightweight-dita/download.php/61085/LwDITA%20Meeting%20Minutes%20for%20June%2014,%202017.txt -- Alan Houser Group Wellesley, Inc. Consultant and Trainer, Technical Publishing arh on Twitter 412-450-0532