[whatwg] Is <main> now an official HTML5 element?

Ian Yang ian at invigoreight.com
Wed Feb 13 16:28:07 PST 2013

Hi Steve,

Thanks. And sorry, but til now I still don't understand the differences
between whatwg and html wg. Could you please explain?


On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:59 AM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Ian,
> I cannot speak for whatwg, but from the W3C HTML spec side the main element
> is in the HTML 5.1 spec and has been implemented in browsers and so will be
> added to HTML5 spec at some point as it likely meets the CR exit criteria.
> as for it being a sectioning element, there is currently an open bug on
> that, which we be dealt with.
> If you want to discuss the specification of the main element in HTML 5.1
> specification feel free mail the html wg list. If you want to discuss
> definition as per the whatwg spec this is the place, although I will
> obviously follow ant discussions with interest
> regards
> SteveF
> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:31:32 +0800
> > From: Ian Yang <ian at invigoreight.com>
> > To: whatwg <whatwg at whatwg.org>
> > Subject: [whatwg] Is <main> now an official HTML5 element?
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> Hi editors and all other folks,
> I saw the SitePoint article "Introducing the New HTML5 <main>
> Element<http://www.sitepoint.com/html5-main-element/>"
> yesterday. Does that mean <main> element has been approved by all editors
> of the working group?
> However, in spec, it still says that <main> element is not a sectioning
> element. That means, in document outline, main content will form another
> tree structure instead of appearing under the original website tree
> structure. Can we have somebody advise on this? Is there a special
> consideration to not making <main> a sectioning element?
> Sincerely,
> Ian Yan

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