2010-05-10 13:05:59: Description changed to 'I understand the interest in having this element. Rather than having to use JS
to collapse or expand a section, the functionality can be built into the user
section is both well-defined and common among web applications. More
importantly, following the concept of progressive enhancement, these types of
expanding sections are expanded by default if script is turned off. To have a
section that is dynamic but not controlled by script is going to cause
confusion, particularly among people who turn scripting off and are assuming
that there are no "expando" sections in the web page.
In fact, I don't see how this element will make developing web applications
that much simpler. This type of functionality is trivial with JS.
HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [the-details-element]' [Laura Carlson]