[whatwg] Small consistency issue with HTML5 nav element examples

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jan 14 15:57:59 PST 2011

On Fri, 14 Jan 2011, Nicholas Zakas wrote:
> 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."

It doesn't say it's inappropriate, such that it's not necessary. It's 
still fine to use it there. I'll try to clarify that.

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