[html5] Body copy

Daniel Persson danielperssondeluxe at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 06:02:58 PDT 2010

If you think of it as a traditional (printed paper) newspaper article (not
sure that you should), the article is composed of headline, byline, lead,
body copy, subheader (and images, pull quotes, illustrations etc). For
html5, is the header, byline, lead, etc included in the scope of the
<article> tag? Or is that (all of the newspaper article) a <section>, and
only the body copy being an <article>?

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Aaron Bassett <me at aaronbassett.com> wrote:

> >
> > Basically, yes. You can use a series of <article>s if that's appropriate,
> > wrap all the "main content" in a <div> if you need to style it, or simply
> > have it as a descendent of the <body>
> >
> But if an article is not appropriate a section might be.
> I remember some bloke once saying something about a section being a
> >  blob of content that you could store as an individual record in a
> database.
>  -- http://html5doctor.com/the-section-element/
> If I'm understanding it correctly the section element should be used
> for content which is not to be syndicated (article would be better in
> that case) but which still has a natural heading.
> Something like the content for a "mission statement" page?
> It has a natural header, does not fit within the definition of an
> article, but is still a single blob of content which functions pretty
> well stand-alone.
> cheers
> Aaron
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