[html5] What is the point about nav, header, footer and aside elements?
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 28 09:14:20 PST 2012
On 28 November 2012 15:22, Prof. T.D. Wilson <wilsontd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just a small point - these aren't "semantic", they are simply (as you
> note) layout tags - they say nothing about the meaning of what is
> between the tags and there is no connection between tag and content
> other than to indicate where the content is to be found - at the head of
> a page, or the foot of the page, etc. A "semantic" tag would have to say
> what the content is about, and I can't imagine any such tags being
> developed any time soon :-)
They're as semantic as the most semantic HTML elements. The HTML spec
details their meaning:
Certainly though, the semantics of HTML elements are only relatively
vague, and don't rise to the level of understanding the specific meaning
of the text of a page. That meaning is present in the text itself, so
there's not much point marking it up. :-)
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