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Had read Mark’s article already but not entirely in agreement. I accept that in the rigours of the HTML spec the use of DL in the above example would probably be inappropriate but faced with the limitations of markup we are all having to examine the ways in which we can use the currently available HTML elements to add meaning to our content. That, of course, is the whole point of microformats – to add value where the current HTML specifications do not allow and to make that content accessible to machines.
Yes, the definition list is open to abuse (dailogue provides an excellent example) but personally I would be happy to use it for this situation where we are establishing unique name/value (term/description) pairings within that particular list, essentially defining that persons address/contact details.