[html5] page element?

Jordan Robert Dobson Jordan.dobson at madebysquad.com
Wed Mar 17 13:06:49 PDT 2010

Can't you use the body tag?

Seems like the only use for a page element is exactly the same use as
the body element and really only has one use and is pretty inflexible.

You can style the body element as a wrapper... just like you would do
to your div.... but maybe that's not an option for you?

What about <body><section>...</section></body> for your wrapper?

You could then do  body > section { ... }  for your page wrapper selector.

Hope this helps.

- Jordan Dobson

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:33 AM, designer
<designer at gwelanmor-internet.co.uk> wrote:
> 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> </body></html>
> 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 it?
> Bob
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