[whatwg] article/section/details naming/definition problems
brucel at opera.com
Wed Sep 16 01:35:35 PDT 2009
On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 02:08:46 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> I'd like to rename <article>, if someone can come up with a better word
> that means "blog post, blog comment, forum post, or widget". I do think
> there is an important difference between a subpart of a page that is
> a potential candidate for syndication, and a subsection of a page that
> only makes sense with the rest of the page.
Seems to me that (current) sections aren't for syndicating (tabs, chapters
etc), while blog posts (currently articles) *are* for potential
syndication (although the cite attribute was recently removed from
A comment in an article is also marked up as article, but is unlikely to
be a candidate for syndication as it's out of context.
Is this correct?
If so, then it looks to me like article is the correct name - people
understand syndicating articles - but there would also need to be a
<comment> element (as that's not for syndication).
I'm not a fan of baking a new element (article inside article = comment
works for me) but I do get asked at demos why there isn't a comment
element (and at a live demo last week I typed <article>blah</comment> as a
Perhaps article should be <post>, with the cite element bought back? (Post
sounds "syndicatable" is my rationale) Then a comment on it would be a
nested <post> (one frequently "posts" comments)?
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