[whatwg] article/section/details naming/definition problems

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Sep 16 02:47:23 PDT 2009

On Tue, 15 Sep 2009, Jonas Sicking 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.
> How about <section type=article> or <section article="">?

A big part of the point here is removing the need for a class attribute. 
There's not much point us changing:

   <div class="post"></div>


   <section type="article"></section>

...if it's longer.

Thanks to everyone for the various ideas. It seems that in practice, 
people use <article> and <section> reasonably well, so I'll leave it as is 
for now.

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