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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Sep 16 04:28:36 PDT 2009

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009, Bruce Lawson wrote:
> 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 
> article).

I've adjusted the spec's definition more in line with this.

> 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?

As James on IRC pointed out:


Also, consider Twitter, Reddit, most forums, etc, where individual 
comments are definitely syndicated.

cite="" was removed because it's already possible to include a permalink 
using <a>, by the way:

   <a href="/1234" rel="bookmark">#</a>

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