[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 30 17:54:24 PDT 2008
On Sat, 1 Mar 2008, Nicholas C. Zakas wrote:
> As there is also another thread going on about <section/>, I don't want
> to repeat all of my comments here, but suffice to say that I don't see
> why I'd ever use <section/> when I get implicit sections by using <hn/>
> elements. Writers are used to headings indicating sections, and don't
> really think of a section as anything on its own. I can understand the
> use of <article/> as semantically indicating that the area contains
> information rather than markup, but I think <section/> is overkill.
I think it won't be used by everyone, but some people have indicated a
clear desire to not have to worry about the numbering of headers.
> I understand your reasoning for the <aside/> element, perhaps this is
> another element that is suffering from the wrong name. Most of web
> developers have no idea what an aside is let alone when to use one. I
> know that <acronym/> was removed because it confused web developers.
> Given that this is the same audience, the ones who couldn't figure out
> the difference between an acronym and an abbreviation, do you really
> think that <aside/> will get used? Perhaps it would better be named
<sidebar> might be ok, but I wanted to avoid being too specific about the
presentation in the name.
(<acronym> was removed because it's redundant with <abbr>.)
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