[whatwg] <comment> and <ad> elements

Shaun Moss shaun at astromultimedia.com
Sun Sep 4 13:43:58 PDT 2011

On 2011-09-05 6:27 AM, Odin wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Shaun Moss<shaun at astromultimedia.com>  wrote:
>> I've joined this list to put forward the argument that there should be
>> elements for<comment>  and<ad>  included in the HTML5 spec.
> We already have a comment tag. It's listed in the article-element
> section of the spec. Article within article is suggested to be a
> comment:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/sections.html#the-article-element

Yes, but this is not semantic!!! Comments are not articles. They are 
completely different. Comments can appear in reference to things that 
are not articles (such as status updates), and therefore would not 
appear inside an <article> tag - so how would the browser recognise them 
as comments?

>> When article elements are nested, the inner article elements represent
>> articles that are in principle related to the contents of the outer article.
>> For instance, a blog entry on a site that accepts user-submitted
>> comments could represent the comments as article elements nested
>> within the article element for the blog entry.
> <ad>  is no good idea exactly how Rand McRanderson explained it. You
> can read it on the wiki as well:
> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Rationale#Failed_proposals

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