[whatwg] HTML5: New link-types regarding guideline 2.4 in WCAG 2.0

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 12 16:06:45 PDT 2005

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005, Henrik Lied wrote:
> I would therefore propose that these link-types should be recommended in 
> the Web Applications 1.0 WD:
> NAVIGATION                       Relates to the main site-navigation
> CONTENT                             Relates to the head of content
> ADDITIONAL                       Relates to an additional section, e.g. a
> sidebar
> DISCLAIMER                       Relates to the copyright-notice/legal
> agreements in the document

Those are already in the spec, in fact. Except that they are not link 
types, but new elements.

<navigation> is for site navigation.
<article> contains the content.
<aside> contains a sidebar.
<footer> contains the footer (specifically, <small> inside <footer> 
contains the small print).

Thus we don't need link types, and authors can stop using "skip" links -- 
user agents can instead automatically skip anything that the user wants to 
skip, without the author having to worry about adding in such links.

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