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

Ian Yang ian at invigoreight.com
Thu Feb 14 01:41:46 PST 2013

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> 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.

I see. Thanks anyway.

Ian Yang

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