[whatwg] A plea to Hixie to adopt <main>

Stewart Brodie stewart.brodie at antplc.com
Fri Dec 14 05:09:36 PST 2012

Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Cory,
> > I don't know if this is relevant at all, but according to the spec
> > (section 4.4.1), "The body element represents the main content of the
> > document." What would you say is the relation between this use of the
> > term "main" and your use of the term here? Might it perhaps be more
> > accurate to state, "The body element represents the *entire* content
> > of the document" (or something like that). I don't really know -- just
> > asking.
> I filed a bug about this recently:
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19967

It doesn't necessarily.  I've come across pages that expect the head to be
displayed too.  e.g. tests at http://meyerweb.com/eric/css/tests/css3/ like

Stewart Brodie
Team Leader - ANT Galio Browser
ANT Software Limited

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