[html5] Best tag for modal window DOM element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 28 12:28:56 PST 2012

On Wed, 28 Nov 2012, Stefano Gargiulo wrote:
> What is the best html5 tag to describe a modal floating window, eg. a 
> floating login mask over the page?
> <aside> ?
> <section> ?

<dialog>, but it's not yet widely implemented.

In the meantime, probably <article> or <section> or <aside>, depending on 
exactly how the login window is set up: <article> if it would make sense 
if it was on its own page, <aside> if it's the spiritual equivalent of a 
sidebar login form (probably not if it's modal), <section> otherwise.

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