[whatwg] <comment> element in HTML5 Spec?

Richard Summers Richard.Summers at bbc.co.uk
Mon Dec 13 10:49:01 PST 2010

Hi gang,

I wonder if anyone can help me...

I attended  great talk today by Bruce Lawson from Opera about HTML5. I was
wondering, is there any plan to implement a <comment> element within the
HTML5 spec? I¹m suggesting this as a complimentary element to the <article>

I believe it could be useful as it could be used to differentiate between
audience generated content and article-author generated content. This could
enable search engines to differentiate between the 2 types of content, and
weigh them differently in different searches. Semantically and structurally,
something like this seems to make sense.

This would mean huge implications for all the blogs out there, and the
increasing number of commenting systems on News outlets.

Cool, let me know if this has already been covered, or if it¹s not a good
idea, why? :)



Rich Summers 
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