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[whatwg] Footer inside header

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:39:11 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAoHjtCpFr4LS4+rKqTiKaLh2cX9LvDK2fb9evSg15+sA@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:32 AM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
<bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 25, 2012 9:20 PM, "Andr?s Sanhueza" <peroyomaslists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I see no reason a
>> <footer> as in "textual metadata of a section" can't be inside a
>> <header> ("lead of a section"). Could this be considered to be
>> allowed?
> Do you have a real example where you think that markup would be useful?
> If user agents provide commands to navigate to headers and footers, nesting
> them could make navigation confusing.

One was presented in another thread - according to the definition of
<footer>, it appears that authorship information is most appropriate
to put there.  But sometimes the byline is placed inside the "header"
area, which is reasonably marked up with a <header>.  So, it makes
sense to be able to nest the <footer> within the <header>.

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