[whatwg] Various threads with feedback on HTML elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 5 13:31:18 PST 2013

On Tue, 5 Nov 2013, Tim Leverett wrote:
> >>
> >> 2. Making <main> being usable multiple times in a document, so we 
> >> also have a reasonable element to wrap the main content of a blog 
> >> post.
> >
> >The spec does not limit <main> to being used only once.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the spec says:
> > Authors must not include more than one main element in a document.
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/single-page.html#the-main-element
> I think that's what Ian Yang was originally referring to.

Ah, ok. That's the W3C's spec. You'd have to contact them about that.

The WHATWG spec doesn't limit <main> to being used just once:


In general I would recommend against using the W3C's spec as a reference, 
as it has differences exactly like this.

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