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[Bug 11467] New: abbreviating navigation tag to "nav" is inconsistent with spec

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Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2010 01:22:44 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11467-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11467

           Summary: abbreviating navigation tag to "nav" is inconsistent
                    with spec
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: jenkins2541@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


This has been bugging me for a while; hence a bug report.

The shortening of "navigation" into the slang term "nav" seems arbitrary, since
other tags in the html5 spec are not swapped for shorter nicknames.

To maintain consistency, change *nav* to the semantically descriptive
*navigation.*

If this is not possible, shorten the following tags to match this argot:

*header* should become *head*
*footer* must be changed to *foot*
*article* becomes *art*
*section* becomes *sec* 
and *html* can be shortened to *htm,* or perhaps just *h.*

Thank you in advance for correcting this,

Matth Jenks

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