[whatwg] use of article to markup comments

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Sun Feb 17 05:19:32 PST 2013

"Bruce Lawson" <brucel at opera.com> schrieb am Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:30:18

> In short, why should the spec suggest any specific method of marking
> up comments?

As someone who is interested in semantics and tired of scraping
content and applying scrappy heuristics: If it is clear that an
<article> within an <article> represents a comments one can easily:
  * programmatically find article comments in HTML
  * write interoperable stylesheets for comments, using the selector
    “article > article”
  * use HTML fragments in a document store for content management (I
    wrote a blog software with a git backend yesterday and plan to add
    this feature)

Without having one interoperable way all that becomes a lot harder.

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann

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