[whatwg] Use of article to identify the main content of a web page (was Re: A plea to Hixie to adopt <main>)
ian at invigoreight.com
Mon Nov 19 06:38:26 PST 2012
On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 8:40 PM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> hixies suggestion to use article to act as a main content identifier  is
> incorrect, as per the HTML spec 
> The article element represents a self-contained composition in a document,
> > page, application, or site and that is, in principle, independently
> > distributable or reusable, e.g. in syndication. This could be a forum
> > a magazine or newspaper article, a blog entry, a user-submitted comment,
> > interactive widget or gadget, or any other independent item of content.
> The main element as per the main element spec :
> The main element represents the main content section of the body of a
> > document or application. The main content section consists of content
> > is directly related to or expands upon the central topic of a document or
> > central functionality of an application.
> The article and main roles as defined in ARIA have distinct
> characteristics and those distinctions are also expressed via how they
> (and the article element) are exposed via accessibility APIs in browsers.
Thanks Steve for explanation. Could you please suggest an appropriate
element for the wrapper of the content of a blog post?
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