[html5] single article
Jukka K. Korpela
jukka.k.korpela at kolumbus.fi
Mon Mar 12 22:17:05 PDT 2012
2012-03-13 0:52, Brian Tremblay wrote:
> Does it make sense to have an html page that contains, besides its own
> header and footer, a single article?
> These individual photo pages
> contain a header and footer, with the main content being the photo. I'm
> sort of thinking of placing that photo, along with the photo title, in
> an article element. Is this proper?
The <article> markup has no real impact, at present at least, beyond
making its content displayed as a block on some browsers.
Regarding the descriptions,
"The article element represents a self-contained composition in a
document, page, application, or site and that is, in principle,
independently distributable or reusable, e.g. in syndication. This could
be a forum post, a magazine or newspaper article, a blog entry, a
user-submitted comment, an interactive widget or gadget, or any other
independent item of content."
I don't see why a photo with its title could not be an independent item
of content, at least if the title contains sufficient information about
> And if the only h1 on the page is
> inside the article element, what does the document outline look like?
Your h1 heading
As far as I know, document outline is just a theoretical concept so far,
with no implications on anything real. Before some software starts
actually utilizing outlines, you cannot know whether this is a better
outline (for some purposes) than what you'd get without <article> markup.
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