[whatwg] HTML5 fo ecommerce
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Feb 12 17:54:50 PST 2009
On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, Mynthon wrote:
> I have some questions about html. I really like new <section /> tag and
> its possibility to have its own <hx /> structure. Dont like mixing <hx
> /> levels but thats BTW.
> I have strange feeling that in next 5 years not only blogs will be
> available on the web but also some e-commerce pages (online shop,
> auctions). Also some new applications. Now i cant figure out how to use
> html5 for those sites.
> On my companys page there are no articles and sections. There are
> products and product lists. Isnt it wrong to use
> some data
> some data
> some data
> while it wil be misleading screen readers? For users without
> disabilities there is no problem but for eg. blind peple? Calling
> product list an article is... hmmm... wrong.
Yup. Don't do it. :-)
> The same goes for pages with advertisements and announcements, e-mail
> web frontends, forums, and every other page that is not blog or
> newspage. If there are new tags for blogs (<article />, <section />,
> <audio />, <video />) are there plans for tags usable for other pages
> (<product />, <productlist />, <price />, <subject />, <thread />,
> <announcement />, <review /> etc.)
There are no plans for this in HTML5 (though maybe in HTML6).
If you have a (product) list, then we have <ul> and <ol>. Threads (like in
forums) can be represented with nested <article> elements; that's part of
what that element is for -- a post is considered an article, in fact a
forum post is the very first example in the spec.
> Something like:
> <h1>New book</h1>
> <p>by Chris Grabowski</p>
> <p>old price: <span>5usd</span></p>
> <p><strong>Now only:</strong> <price>3.99usd</price></p>
> <p>This is description of product ...</p>
> Will be very cool for me and many other.
I think using <section> for this is fine, along with some classes:
<p>by Chris Grabowsky</p>
<p>Old price: <span>5 USD</span></p>
<p><strong>Now only:</strong> <span class="price">3.99USD</span></p>
<p>This is description of product ...</p>
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