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Re: maincontent element

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 01:27:31 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vm7CV6VdXXtSAkKghdD9F5J5Apr9rNDRwSshGr9rTyTZQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Maciej,

>but I hope you will agree that it should be post-5.0.

Yes, its something to consider for HTML5.1 just wanted to get it on the table.

regards
SteveF

On 10 September 2012 01:22, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> 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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>>
>



-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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