[html5] page element?
designer at gwelanmor-internet.co.uk
Thu Mar 18 06:18:07 PDT 2010
> Does that make sense?
Yes it does, but I was envisioning that <page> would contain the main area
'seen by the user' (i.e., the wrapper, or whatever you want/used to call
it.) Perhaps <pagewrapper> would be more meaningful and easier to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan Ziarek" <nziarek at gmail.com>
To: <help at lists.whatwg.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: [html5] page element?
> As I began to respond, I was getting hung up on the verbiage "page" and
> thought "maybe this is really two questions":
> 1) Should there be a content-wide "wrapper" element?
> 2) Should it be called <PAGE>?
> To answer #2, I don't think so. The purpose of HTML is define the
> structure of a page, including metadata, title and content. If a <page>
> element did exist, it would have to live at the highest level -- replacing
> or wrapping <html> -- to be semantically sound. Unless the spec is going
> to be changed to allow multiple pages served from one file, I don't think
> a <page> element makes sense.
> For the first question, I appreciate your example, but don't think
> semantics plays into it. <body> already encompasses the page content and
> your example for a new tag seems to be purely for styling purposes. It
> doesn't enhance the meaning of the code, and that falls squarely into the
> realm of <div>.
> Does that make sense?
> On Mar 18, 2010, at 4:57 AM, designer wrote:
>> 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
>> id="wrapper"> .
>> 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 available too.
>> 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 part.
>> 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?
>>  http://www.betasite.fsnet.co.uk/gam/altgam/gwelanmor.html
>> ----- 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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