[whatwg] Please consider making <summary> more generic/flexible (or renaming)

Tantek Çelik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Tue Aug 3 13:48:16 PDT 2010

Summary: the new <summary> element is very generic sounding but has a
very special purpose (only allowed inside <details>). It would be
helpful if we made it more generic, in particular allow use of
<summary> inside <article> <body> (and perhaps <section>) to provide
general "summary" text semantics (e.g. this paragraph :), and a
potential enhancement to the HTML5-to-Atom conversion algorithm.

Alternatively, we could rename summary inside details to something
more specific so it won't be confused as a generic-sounding

More details here: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Summary

I encourage fellow web authors and browser implementers to add their
opinions/comments to that wiki page.



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