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Re: Context of the main element

From: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:48:24 +0000
Cc: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7BDC4FF1-6C5D-4E84-B945-2B9BE9AEF076@adactio.com>
To: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Cameron wrote:
> You will not achieve parity if an element is misused to the point that it can no longer be relied upon.

I don't think you're grasping what I'm getting at: using main within sectioning content other than the body element wouldn't be a *misuse*, it would simply be *another* use. Just like using footer within sectioning content isn't a misuse; it's perfectly acceptable …but only the footer element that is scoped to the body carries the same meaning as role="contentinfo". It could be the same for main: use the main element scoped to the body (where it means role="main") but go ahead and use it in other sectioning content too …but in those cases, it won't map to role="main".


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