Is it ok to use DT and DD outside of a DL block?
I ask because, I would like to use this items in a similar format of the PHP manual to describe the function. The function name would be encapsulated with the dt tag and informaiton about the function within the dd tag.
<dt>func_name</dt> <dd>- Gives you basic information on the function</dd>
Even if it's valid HTML, do you think it takes the original intention of the element to far out of scope to be considered within the sprint of the element?
<dt> tag defines an item in a definition list.
<dt> tag is used in conjunction with
<dl> (defines the definition list) and
<dd> (describes the item in the list).
It definitely goes against the standards to omit a parent object on a set structure and would lead to non-validated code.
Example of a properly structured definition list:
<dl> <dt>Google</dt> <dd>- an awesome company that is making some of the coolest apps and devices available</dd> <dt>Android</dt> <dd>- a mobile device friendly open-source operating system developed by Google</dd> </dl>