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[Bug 19967] New: definition of body element incorrect

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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:02:50 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-19967-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19967

          Priority: P3
            Bug ID: 19967
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
           Summary: definition of body element incorrect
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
          Severity: normal
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: Windows NT
          Reporter: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
          Hardware: PC
            Status: NEW
           Version: unspecified
         Component: HTML5 spec
           Product: HTML WG

in HTML5 the body element is defined thus [1]:

"The body element represents the main content of the document."

In HTML 4 it was defined thus [2]:

"The body of a document contains the document's content."

The HTML 4 definition matches reality, the body element contains the 'content'
of the document not just the 'main content' of the document.

suggest removing the word 'main' from the HTML5 definition to match HTML 4.0
definition:

"The body element represents the content of the document."

[1]http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-body-element.html#the-body-element
[2]http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#h-7.5.1

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