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Re: request to publish main element extension specification as a FPWD

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:53:03 +0200
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CC: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, Philippe Le H├ęgaret <plh@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

I support Steve's recommendation and the new name <main>.. Will not be on next call... Traveling

Cheers
David MacDonald 
From my iPad 

On 2012-10-22, at 11:47 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I am making a request to the Working Group to publish the main element HTML extension specification as a FPWD.
> 
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-extensions/raw-file/tip/maincontent/index.html
> 
> Recent changes:
> 
> * After consideration of feedback I have changed the name of the element from <maincontent> to <main>. The reasoning for the change:
> 
> Feedback indicates preference for a shorter one word element name.
> Most commenter's proffered <main> as a name.
> The element name <content> is already proposed for use in the shadow DOM specification [1]
> As the element maps onto the ARIA role=main it seems an appropriate name to use.
> 
> * Use agent guidance on the provision of a method to navigate the main element has been clarified
> * UA stylesheet advice has been added
> * advice to HTML spec editors on removal of existing advice in the spec in relation to the main content section.
> * modified code examples to illustrate the use of the main element in conjunction with a nav element containing in-page navigation links.
> * added links to the rationale /use case document [2] and to new data supporting the concept of a main element [3]
> 
> [1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/shadow/index.html#content-element
> [2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Sfaulkne/main-usecases#Introduction
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Oct/0109.html
> 
> 
> -- 
> with regards
> 
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
> 
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