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Re: HTML5 feedback from prominent designers

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 18:13:53 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909021613w371424bev3873cb7031dc148b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Jonas Sicking<jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, I'm now fine with <aside> being used in that way.  However, the
>> current spec text is entirely inadequate, as it requires one to make
>> that generalization step, which is often a *bad* move (it's precisely
>> the sort of thing you'll do when you start, and get trained out of
>> when you learn a bit more).  I propose adding a third example
>> explicitly illustrating that this is okay, like the following:
>
> Unfortunately very few people read the spec. So if something is hard
> to understand adding text to the spec is unlikely to help.

In this case we're okay, since it's only by reading the spec that I
came to the wrong conclusion.  ^_^  I, and many other people,
immediately assume that <aside> *is* appropriate for sidebars when we
see its name.  I just want to make sure that reading the spec doesn't
disabuse anyone of that correct notion, like it obviously has.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 23:22:27 GMT

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