[html5] page element?

designer designer at gwelanmor-internet.co.uk
Wed Mar 17 11:33:50 PDT 2010

I would like to propose a <page> element. It seems to me to be noticeable by 
its absence.  The standard list of new simple elements is (typically) quoted 
as :

<!DOCTYPE html><html>  <head>    <title>Standard Blog</title>  </head> 
<body>    <header>      <h1><a href="#">Standard Blog</a></h1>    </header> 
<nav>      <ul>        <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>        <li><a 
href="#">Archives</a></li>        <li><a href="#">About</a></li> 
<li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>      </ul>    </nav>    <section> 
<article>        <header>          <h1><a href="#">Title</a></h1> 
</header>          <p>Lorem ipsum...</p>       </article>    </section> 
<footer>      <p>Copyright © 2008 All Rights</p>    </footer> 

So, what's missing?  Well, the first thing that a vast number of designers 
would do is to add a <div id="wrapper"> to that structure, to define the 
start and end of the 'page' and its characteristics. As web designers, we 
are concerned with making 'pages', and it seems strange that we don't have 
an inbuilt tag to which we can assign CSS to describe its appearance. Doesn't 


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