[whatwg] Small consistency issue with HTML5 nav element examples

Nicholas Zakas nzakas at yahoo-inc.com
Fri Jan 14 15:54:10 PST 2011

In section 4.4.5 (the aside element), an example is given that shows <nav> being used within <footer>.

Section 4.4.3 (the nav element), explains that this would be an inappropriate use of <nav> (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-nav-element):

"Not all groups of links on a page need to be in a nav element - only sections that consist of major navigation blocks are appropriate for the nav element. In particular, it is common for footers to have a short list of links to various pages of a site, such as the terms of service, the home page, and a copyright page. The footer element alone is sufficient for such cases, without a nav element."

Minor inconsistency, but felt it was worth pointing out to avoid confusion.


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