[whatwg] The div element

Geoff Pack pack.geoff at abc.net.au
Sun Mar 2 15:17:46 PST 2008

After following the discussion, I¹m still not any clearer about the
difference between sections and divs. But no matter. What I¹m bothered about
is not which to use where, but the description in the spec. I think it
should be changed from:

    ³The div element represents nothing at all.²

To something like:

    "The div element represents a document division. It can (also)
    be used as a generic block-level element"

Similarly, the definition of the span element should be changed from:

    "The span element doesn't mean anything on its own..."


    "The span element represents an arbitrary span of text."

Strangely enough, both the <b> and <i> elements begin:

    "The .. element represents a span of text..."

Geoff pack

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