[whatwg] confusion between article and summary; editorial change suggestion
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 28 17:32:54 PDT 2010
On Wed, 14 Apr 2010, Bruce Lawson wrote:
> The definition for article says "The article element represents a
> self-contained composition in a document, page, application, or site and that
> is intended to be independently distributable or reusable, e.g. in
> This suggests that if you have a self-contained composition that you do not
> intend to be distributable via syndication, you shouldn't use <article>.
> Section says "Authors are encouraged to use the article element instead of the
> section element when it would make sense to syndicate the contents of the
> element" - here, the intent of syndication is diluted into "it would make
> sense to syndicate the content".
> I suggest that article be amended to say something similar, eg "The
> article element represents a self-contained composition in a document,
> page, application, or site which would make sense if independently
> distributed or reused, e.g. in syndication." so that the two mentions of
> <article> match, especially given that Jeremy Keith has reported
> confusion between article and summary.
I've tried diluting the original statement without removing the meaning.
Please let me know if it's still problematic.
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