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

Markus Ernst derernst at gmx.ch
Wed Nov 7 08:00:34 PST 2012

Am 07.11.2012 15:48 schrieb Jukka K. Korpela:
> I suppose that the heuristics would include recognizing a <div> element
> to which class "main" has been assigned. Then one could argue that
> <main> is not needed, as authors can keep using <div class="main">, as
> millions of pages use.

I doubt that this is useable for that kind of heuristics anyway - as 
there is no standard for this, "main" as a class name may indicate the 
main contents, but also a main container to center the whole page. Also, 
non-english speaking coders may use their own language words as id or 
class names.

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