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Re: HTML5 feedback from prominent designers

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 20:33:21 -0400
Message-ID: <63df84f0909031733j2f506c64nacdca108d376b308@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Jonas Sicking<jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>
>> But that still means that people miss the fact that you can use
>> <aside> to mark up footnotes and other types of in-flow asides.
>
> Do we have any evidence that people are missing this fact, though?

Didn't several people (you included) say that the reaction many people
had to the <aside> element was that it was for the page sidebar, like
<header> was for the page header and <footer> the page footer?

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 4 September 2009 00:34:24 GMT

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