[whatwg] <CENTER>, <MENU>, <DIR>, <NL>

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 18 04:19:43 PST 2006

Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> On 17 Jan, 2006, at 11:21 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> ...
>> You snipped the part about <div> not being in the proposal for HTML5 
>> which is pretty important imho.
>> ...
> Either <div> is going to be in HTML 5 but has yet to be specified (like 
> <object>), or it's not going to be in HTML 5 but is incorrectly used in 
> some examples. If the latter, that will make certain the semantic-free 
> fates of <section> and <p>.

Indeed. <div> and <span> are really required to act as non-semantic 
hooks for styling; any attempt to remove them is imho very misguided.

"It seems to be a constant throughout history: In every period, people 
believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly 
that you would have gotten in terrible trouble for saying otherwise."

-- http://www.paulgraham.com/say.html

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