[whatwg] <comment> element

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 12:17:07 PDT 2011

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 1:55 AM, Shaun Moss <shaun at astromultimedia.com> wrote:
> On 2011-09-05 6:36 PM, Odin wrote:
>> 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.
> Please explain to me how it makes sense for a comment to stand on its own.

For example: <http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cf1n2/holy_fuck_i_just_saw_someone_get_hit_by_a_train/c0s4de4>

(Comment pulled at random from r/bestof.)

A comment is an individual piece of work that may be usefully cited on
its own.  It's related to the parent article (which may be another
comment, or may be the original blogpost), but it can be usefully
viewed by itself and syndicated.


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