HTML Conversations

Sometimes I like posting fake dialogs and IM conversations here, but I’ve always wondered what the CORRECT way to mark it up is. Should it be a definition list? Maybe paragraph elements with line breaks? I WANT IT TO BE CORRECT!

But, like many things in HTML, there really is no correct way. HTML5 specs proposed a dialog element, but it was dropped back in 2009.

So what should you do? I dunno…use paragraphs I guess. And if you want to style it use spans and other junk. What’s the big deal, nerd?