[whatwg] Use of article to identify the main content of a web page
ian at invigoreight.com
Mon Nov 19 21:02:45 PST 2012
On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:08 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2012, Ian Yang wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 8:01 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > On Thu, 15 Nov 2012, Ian Yang wrote:
> > > >
> > > > That's a good idea. We really need an element to wrap all the <p>s,
> > > > <ul>s, <ol>s, <figure>s, <table>s ... etc of a blog post.
> > >
> > > That's called <article>.
> > Thanks Hickson. Actually I had turned down my own opinion (
> > ).
> > And isn't <article> used to wrap an entire blog post? Like this:
> > <article>
> > <header />
> > <div />
> > <footer />
> > </article>
> Right. It wraps all the elements of a blog post. All the <p>s, <ul>s,
> <ol>s, <figure>s, <table>s, <h1>s, <footer>s, etc.
> If you just want to wrap a subpart of that for rendering purposes, <div>
> is the element you want. Basically <div> is always the answer if the
> question is "how do I provide myself a hook for CSS styling".
"A hook for CSS styling" is just a side benefit. That's not the primary
thing I want. Personally I care about the meaningfulness and the semantic
aspect of HTML. Therefore what I want is a meaningful element which is
designed to wrap the content of a blog post.
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