[whatwg] HTML 5 vs. XHTML 2.0

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Feb 12 09:53:45 PST 2008

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008, Brian Smith wrote:
> If there was an <advert> element [or role='advertisement'] or 
> equivalent, then its use would quickly become a mandatory accessibility 
> requirement, and its use would pretty much be required by any site built 
> by anybody with any money to lose. Similarly, any jurisdiction with 
> "truth in advertising" laws would also require the use of such a 
> construct.

I think, with all due respect, that this is a very naiive belief. I think 
James' earlier comment is much more likely to be true.

> Ian, in your analysis of existing web content, did you find many 
> instances of advertising?

It doesn't take an analysis to know that advertising is common on the Web. :-)

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