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Re: main spec updated - changes to parsing and rendering

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:35:45 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2=sWQh2gpFK5vkVQRkA8JBjoZs1sBWqmR3Xci90Eo9Yvw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Steve,

I have a question about the proposed <main> element. I'm taking this
discussion into the a11y TF, since I think this is the right place to have
this discussion first.

To me, the <main> element is primarily a replacement for the @role=main use
case with some secondary positive implications for semantic document
analysis and for page styling.

As the use case for @role=main is such that we want to give accessibility
users a means to directly access the main content of a Web
page/application, this should be something that every Web page/application
provides for.

Thus, in my understanding, browsers will need to parse every Web page into
the following document structure:
<html>
 <head>
 </head>
 <body>
   <main>
   </main>
 </body>
</html>

rather than what currently happens:
<html>
 <head>
 </head>
 <body>
 </body>
</html>

It doesn't seem like this is included in your extension spec. Is this
something you have considered? And what are your thoughts on this, and the
implications?

Regards,
Silvia.


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com>wrote:

> After discussion on the WHATWG list [1],[2] I have updated the main spec
> with suggested changes to parser behaviour and rendering
>
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-extensions/raw-file/tip/maincontent/index.html
>
> feedback welcome!
>
>
>
> [1]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Nov/0045.html
> [2]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Nov/0054.html
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
>
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