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Re: maincontent element

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:49:25 +0200
To: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120910224925659192.8a09198a@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cameron Jones, Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:26:56 +0100:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Cameron Jones, Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:48:46 +0100:
>> 

>>> "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.
>> <span>.
>> 
>> So at least, I'd suggest you make more modest claims ...

> And how many people use a HTML validator?
> 
> And mostly those who do have already read the spec and care about
> accessibility too.
> 
> These are not the 90%, so i maintain my initial postulation to the
> expectation of gross misuse to the negation of its purpose.

Now I am waiting for what you say to the fact that <p> is literally 
going to spit <maincontent> out of itself. Just like it spits <div> out 
itself. That is something that authors are going to see  - without 
validator.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 10 September 2012 20:49:56 UTC

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