[html5] page element?
designer at gwelanmor-internet.co.uk
Thu Mar 18 02:57:15 PDT 2010
Sorry for the confusing formatting of my code example. For a clearer
example, see  where I've used <page> as a created element.
The page element would replace the various manifestations of <div
Just as <div id="footer"> will be replaced by <footer> and <div class="nav>
will be replaced by <nav> etc etc, it seems to me that <page> ought to be
It isn't <body>, because that's where the page background etc is/can be
defined. The <body> is (usually) the surface on which the <page> is seen.
It isn't a <section> either, because the page is the 'whole' of it, not a
As Simon said, we all define it as a div, currently. I think that page (or
wrapper, if you prefer)is more semantic and would provide a standard
structural element to go side by side with the other new elements.
Does this make it clearer?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Hickson" <ian at hixie.ch>
To: "designer" <designer at gwelanmor-internet.co.uk>
Cc: <help at lists.whatwg.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: [html5] page element?
> On Wed, 17 Mar 2010, designer wrote:
>> I would like to propose a <page> element.
> Depending on on what you mean, it's either <body> or <article>, possibly
> in some cases <section>. It wasn't clear from your example exactly what
> you meant by "page".
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