[html5] <article> for ecommerce product?

aaron miller aaron at bookglutton.com
Wed Jul 20 06:37:18 PDT 2011

I believe <article> should be used in the sense of "an article I'd
like to read" rather than "an article of clothing."

I feel, from having read that part of the spec, that this was the
intent, and I would caution anyone adding language that indicates it
should be used for products or e-commerce items. A new aspect of the
web is content consumption, and <article> addresses an important
existing problem: the difficulty of sifting out content from lists,
navigation, catalogs and other data, so that it can be consumed in
multiple systems.

Aaron Miller
Co-Founder BookGlutton.com/ReadSocial API
Senior Developer, netgalley.com

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 8:13 AM, Dominic Morgan <dom at d3r.com> wrote:
> On 20 July 2011 10:26, Bruce Lawson <brucel at opera.com> wrote:
>> I'm not a clever spec-writery person, but I did an HTML5 Doctor simplequiz
>> about how to mark up products http://html5doctor.com/html5-simplequiz-1/ and
>> concluded that  <article> was the right man for the job, on the basis of the
>> spec quote you cite (here was my raitionale
>> http://html5doctor.com/html5-simplequiz-1/#comment-11004)
>> I can't remember who said it to me, but I find it helps enormously not to
>> think of article as newspaper articles, but think of it as a synonym for
>> "item".
>> YMMV, natch

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