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FOOTER and HEADER elements defined as landmarks in HTML5

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:06:56 +0000
To: "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>
CC: Nick Hoyt <nhoyt@uiuc.edu>, Rich Schwerdtfeger <rschwerdtfeger@yahoo.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <D232C44B.43AE1%jongund@illinois.edu>
Steve,

I would like to file an issue with the current API mappings for the HEADER and FOOTER.

Right now they will be defined as a BANNER or CONTENTINFO landmarks, except when they are descendants of ARTICLE or SECTION elements.

http://www.w3.org/TR/html-aapi/

I am curious why other sectioning elements like ASIDE, MAIN and NAVIGATION were not also included.

My main concern is that many people use the HEADER and FOOTER elements outside of ARTICLE and SECTION elements, and I donít think they mean to create BANNER and CONTENTNFO landmarks.

Typically a page only needs at most one of BANNER and CONTENTINFO landmarks, so I think it should be harder to make them automatically using the HEADER and FOOTER elements.

We have a set of rules related to BANNER and CONTENTINFO landmarks:

  1.  Must be top level landmark
  2.  Only one
  3.  Restriction of what can be in the landmarks

Rule Details:
http://fae20.cita.illinois.edu/rulesets/rc/#id_h3_ID_LANDMARKS

Look forward to your response,
Jon
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