[html5] Is <aside> suitable for an advertising in <article>?

Chris Cressman chris at chriscressman.com
Thu Oct 8 11:13:46 PDT 2009

The text you are citing from the spec is from an explanation of
_where_ the aside element should be placed when used. You should put
an <aside> in a an <article> only if the advertisement applies
specifically to that blog post (e.g. each blog post has its own
advertisement). Alternatively, If the advertisement is a site-wide ad
(e.g. an advertising section in a sidebar), the <aside> should go
directly in <body> or in an appropriate <section>, not within an

Chris Cressman

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Futomi Hatano <info at html5.jp> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a little confused about using <aside> for an advertising such as Google AdSense.
> The spec says that <aside> can be used for advertising.
> But the example code in the spec says:
> "it would be wrong, for instance, to put the blogroll here, since the blogroll isn't really related to this post specifically, only to the page as a whole"
> If I want to include an advertising in a blog post (<article>), can I use <aside> for that?
> I think that <aside> is most suitable element for this case, because screen readers can decide that it is not important for the article.
> But the example in the spec seems to say "no", as the blogroll is similar to the advertising.
> Thank you.
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