[html5] Top Nav: in or out of Header?

Brian Tremblay webmaster at tsmchughs.com
Mon Dec 23 13:33:28 PST 2013

On 12/23/13, 1:21 PM, Cat wrote:
> What’s the wisdom/best practice on the idea of whether to include a
> top nav within the <header> tag or have it be outside the <header>?

Short answer: neither is correct or incorrect.

 From http://www.w3.org/TR/html-markup/header.html

"The header element typically contains the headings for a section (an 
h1-h6 element or hgroup element), along with content such as 
introductory material or navigational aids for the section." [*]

You can put a <nav> element in there, if it suits you. Or not. There 
isn't really a best practice here.

[*] NB: afaik, <hgroup> has been depracated.

Brian Tremblay

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