[whatwg] <comment> and <ad> elements
odin.omdal at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 01:36:04 PDT 2011
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Shaun Moss <shaun at astromultimedia.com> wrote:
> 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?
It is semantic.
Comments *are* in fact articles. You're thinking of it in the wrong
way. Article is not a newspaper article, but something that would make
sense to stand on its own.
So, a *nested* article is defined to be dependent on the outer
article, but still it is it's own content and can be syndicated as a
individual content piece that's related to the parent article.
It makes perfect sense and is quite beautiful and doesn't require a
whole slew of tags. It's very nicely done.
And comments /are/ syndicated. Just look at WordPress. When I read
blogs in Liferea, I get the blog posts, as well as each individual
comment loaded from the syndicated comment-stream from that particular
<h1>HTML5 is great</h1>
<p>Yup. It is.</p>
<p>You're so correct!</p>
<p>Better than butter, I say</p>
Perfect is the enemy of good. Cue in xhtml2. :-)
Odin Hørthe Omdal <odin.omdal at gmail.com>
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