[whatwg] HTML 5 vs. XHTML 2.0

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Feb 10 23:20:50 PST 2008

On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Anyway, I do think it's a problem for styling, automatic content 
> extraction and non-CSS presentation that HTML lacks the markup for 
> indicating which parts of the page are content proper and which are 
> navigation and other chrome. Therefore, a footer element for isolating 
> navigation and legal stuff from content would make sense. (Already 
> suggested in 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Aug/0229.html at the 
> end of the message.)

I hope the <nav>, <footer>, and <article> elements help this case.

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