[whatwg] wrapper element

Markus Ernst derernst at gmx.ch
Tue Mar 1 14:03:12 PST 2011

Am 28.02.2011 19:56 schrieb Tab Atkins Jr.:
> I believe you're arguing that the "wrapper" semantic, being similarly
> ubiquitous, thus needs its own new element as well.  What you're
> missing is that the "wrapper" semantic is precisely what<div>  already
> expresses.

I do understand usuario's <wrapper> proposal slightly different from 
<div>: Section 4.5.13 of the spec generally states that the <div> 
element is conveying structure, but not semantics.

Usuario's <wrapper> is not structural, but purely presentational. It 
should actually not be there at all from an HTML point of view, but is 
necessary for CSS reasons.

I agree with Bjartur Thorlacius' point that it makes more sense to 
enhance CSS the way that presentational markup gets totally obsolete in 
the future - but the idea of an element that is explicitly 
non-structural does not look that odd to me.

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