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Re: maincontent element

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:08:50 +0200
To: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120910220850860382.af870d26@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cameron Jones, Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:48:46 +0100:

> I would expect to start to see a "main content" wrapper inside almost
> every element, essentially as a replacement for <div>. We don't need
> another meaningless <div>.

> "Ooh, this <p> is some main content, better wrap it in a
> <maincontent> tag!".
> "Ooh, this <span> is also main content, better make sure i wrap it in
> a <maincontent> tag too!!".

To which it can be said: <maincontent> is a block level element. That 
rules out a lot of elements, by itself. Specifically, <p> would spit it 
out. While validators would go jingle bell if one placed it inside e.g. 

So at least, I'd suggest you make more modest claims ...
leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 10 September 2012 20:09:22 UTC

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