[whatwg] Re: <section> and headings
fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Fri Sep 10 09:11:17 PDT 2004
Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> James Graham wrote:
>> to denote a section of the page other than the main content. One could
>> then subdivide using an attribute (<chrome type="header"> <chrome
>> type="footer"> and so on).
> DO NOT overload the type attribute any more than it already is. We had
> this discussion a few months ago when I was paying more attention to
> this work, and several people were suggesting the use of type for
> various things. The type attrubue *SHOULD* only be used for denothing
> the MIME type of a resource, and for form controls. HTML4 already
> overloaded the attrbute with 10 different uses; 8 of them being
> presentational, and thus deprecated.
Call it 'role'. It's not the names that are important in what James is
saying, it's the concepts.
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