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

Futomi Hatano info at html5.jp
Thu Oct 8 19:26:26 PDT 2009

On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 01:59:20 +0000 (UTC) Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Oct 2009, Futomi Hatano wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> If the advertising would be syndicated along with the rest of the article, 
> then it is related to the article enough that <aside> would be fine. 
> Otherwise, you can just put the advertising in an <aside> that is outside 
> the <article> element.

It's very easy-to-understand explanation to me.
I did not consider that the content in <article> should be suitable for syndication.
Now, I think that the ads should not be syndicated with the article.
Than you.

Futomi Hatano

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