[whatwg] 'Main Part of the Content' Idiom
ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Fri Jun 4 07:37:11 PDT 2010
On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 16:27 +0200, Daniel Persson wrote:
> I am the one posting the question on the help list. To me, the lack of
> html5 definition of main content, ie body copy in paper publishing, is
> a big mistake. Imagine the amount of sites where "everything else"
> includes a lot of unimportant extra, or peripheral, content. Content
> which is not necessarily hierarchically legible by a machine. Getting
> authors to be disciplined about defining main content is more
> important than being disciplined about <nav>, <footer>, <header>,
> <section> etc, in order not to negate the meaning of html5 structural
> Suggestion <bodycopy>... or, preferred, <bread>.
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
> The HTML5 spec should define how to mark up the main content
> on a page
> (even if the answer is "by omission"). This is something that
> authors ask about, the latest example being today's thread on
> the help
> mailing list:
> Please could this be added to the 'idioms' section, perhaps
> examples of when <article> or <section> might be appropriate
> as well as
> one in which the main content is simply that which isn't in
> <aside>, etc.
It's my understanding that everything within the <body> tag is
considered body content, and the new <header> and <footer> tags, etc,
are just there to give more meaning about the type of body content.
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