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[whatwg] The div element

From: Geoff Pack <pack.geoff@abc.net.au>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:38:41 +1100
Message-ID: <200802280134.m1S1YEo7023799@nucfw08.abc.net.au>

Why does the HTML5 spec say "The div element represents nothing at all" ?
[http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-div]

Div clearly stands for 'division', as was specified in the HTML 3.2 spec:
"DIV elements can be used to structure HTML documents as a hierarchy of
divisions." [http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html32#div]

So what gives - why is everyone so keen to claim that 'div' is meaningless?
And why so keen on 'section', which is pretty much synonymous in this
context.

Cheers,









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