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

Futomi Hatano info at html5.jp
Thu Oct 8 19:46:01 PDT 2009

On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 02:04:22 +0000 (UTC) Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> > Thank you for your advice.
> > I would like to clarify more.
> > Could you please see this page as a example.
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/8298063.stm
> > This page includes single article and "Ads by Google" below it.
> > I think that <article> is appropriate for the article, if this page would be change to HTML5.
> > Should "Ads by Google" be outside of <article> for the article?
> > In this case, is "Ads by Google" related to the article or the page or the site?
> I would say that the advertising at the bottom is its own <section>, as a 
> sibling to the <article>, while the advertising on the side is an <aside>, 
> also as a sibling to the <article>, as in:
>    <body>
>     <header>
>      (the top bit)
>     </header>
>     <nav>
>      (left hand side)
>     </nav>
>     <article>
>      (the main body of the article)
>      <aside> <figure> (the archive photo) </figure> </aside>
>      <footer>
>       ("Bookmark with" links)
>      </footer>
>     </article>
>     <section>
>      (google ads)
>     </section>
>     <aside>
>      (top right display ad)
>     </aside>
>     <nav>
>      <section>
>       ("see also" links)
>      </section>
>      <section>
>       ("from other sports sites" links)
>      </section>
>     </nav>
>     <footer>
>      (the bottom bit)
>     </footer>
>    </body>

Thank you for a concrete markup example.
I understood  very well how to use <aside>, etc.

> ...but really it's up to the person writing the site how they feel their 
> structure should be organised.

I quite agree.

Thank you very match for your kind advice.

Futomi Hatano

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