[html5] Main and Section

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue May 27 15:24:45 PDT 2014

On Tue, 27 May 2014, Lewis Dexter Litanzios / ldexterldesign wrote:
> I'm confused about how to use <main>?
> "Where flow content is expected, but with no article, aside, footer, header or
> nav element ancestors." -
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/grouping-content.html#the-main-element
> ... yet Ian, you say it /can/ be used inside <article> and/or <aside> elems?
> Which is correct?

You're looking at the W3C fork of the HTML spec.

The WHATWG standard says:

   Contexts in which this element can be used:
   Where flow content is expected.

See: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/grouping-content.html#the-main-element

Differences like this are why I've previously asked the W3C to stop 
forking the WHATWG specs, but they have so far refused.

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