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[Bug 6771] New: Sectioning Content Use versus DIV

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Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 19:10:43 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6771-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6771

           Summary: Sectioning Content Use versus DIV
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML 5: The Markup Language
        AssignedTo: mike@w3.org
        ReportedBy: sean@elementary-group-standards.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, public-html@w3.org


The "div" element has been relegated to an afterthought (or, near-deprecation) 
in the spec in lieu of Sectioning Content elements. However, neither the "div"
(4.12.2 The div element) paragraph nor Sectioning Content paragraphs address
this. Web authors would benefit from some HTML 5 guidance in the spec.

Suggested copy:

4.4.2 The section element
ADD
"Note: Please notice that the example above does not use the div element: the
section elements have replaced generic container divs; the article element and
the header element have replaced author-specific divs which may have used id or
class attributes."
"Authors are strongly encouraged to use sectioning elements (i.e., article,
section, header, nav, aside, address, footer) where semantically identified
containers should be used, e.g., section elements for columns and nav elements
for navigation, instead of the div element."


4.4.3 The nav element
4.4.4 The article element
4.4.5 The aside element
4.4.7 The header element
4.4.8 The footer element
4.12.2 The div element
ADD
"Authors are strongly encouraged to use sectioning elements (i.e., article,
section, header, nav, aside, address, footer) where semantically identified
containers should be used, e.g., section elements for columns and nav elements
for navigation, instead of the div element."


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