[whatwg] Is <main> now an official HTML5 element?
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Feb 13 22:55:51 PST 2013
On Thu, 14 Feb 2013, Ian Yang wrote:
> There is one thing which makes me confused. You mentioned the <main> is
> "mainly serves as a styling hook." If what we need is just a styling
> hook, why was <main> introduced? We could just use <div>.
Yeah, that was my argument too. But browser vendors added it, and the spec
matches reality, so I added it to the spec.
> So iiuic, the <main> still has its purpose because it natively has the
> role "main". Please correct me if I'm wrong.
The "main" role isn't necessary. IMHO it's a mistake in ARIA that this
role even exists.
But that's a discussion for the ARIA list; this list is the wrong place
to discuss ARIA.
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