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Re: maincontent element

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2012 16:22:26 -0700
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <3F3A997B-0975-4A4A-A72E-93282D8B58C9@apple.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

Sounds like this is worth considering, but I hope you will agree that it should be post-5.0.

Cheers,
Maciej

On Sep 9, 2012, at 12:24 PM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> There has been continued discussion [1] in other fora on the addition
> of an element that identifies the main content of a web page, the idea
> has been around for a long time.
> 
> This element would formalise common the common practice [2] of using
> an id value such as "content" or "main" (typically on a div) to
> identify a container element for the main content area of a document
> or application. It would also provide an element that is a  HTML
> version of the ARIA role=main.
> 
> I have put together a draft definition of such an element for
> consideration and discussion:
> http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/maincontent.html
> 
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Sep/0008.html
> 
>> From publically reported studies  of id values used in HTML content,
> the use of the strings "content" and "main" are common practice.
> [2] http://triin.net/2006/06/12/CSS#figure-34,
> http://westciv.typepad.com/dog_or_higher/2005/11/real_world_sema.html
> 
> -- 
> with regards
> 
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
> 
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