[whatwg] article: do we really need this?

fantasai fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Tue Mar 6 01:24:09 PST 2007

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 02:17:43 +0100, fantasai 
> <fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> For printing, the <article> element would make it easy to cut out
>> extraneous content and print just the main content of a web page.
> It just occurred to me: because of this particular possibility, it's 
> probable that <article> either won't be used or will be abused so that 
> advertisements are put inside <article> instead of being left outside. 
> Otherwise it will be too easy for a user to hide all ads (e.g. with a 
> toggle button).

Well, navigation would also be outside <article>. That's a useful thing
to have visible when browsing on the screen. It's only unnecessary when
you're printing.

> BTW, there's no easy way in today's CSS to hide everything except 
> <article>.



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