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Re: [whatwg] A plea to Hixie to adopt <main>

From: Tim Leverett <zzzzbov@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:21:30 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOiS3y6kETDFwvLuODtqzqovJf_oOYOPjeiq00=uN=Uj8q9_Vw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org, "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>
> Hope you're not just trolling

I was just trying to make the point that an algorithmic approach to finding
the main content of a document would still be necessary with or without the
<main> element.

☺


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 4:25 AM, Tim Leverett <zzzzbov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> > Explicit author markup would make such a task so much easier.
>>
>> Only if every author marked up their code correctly. If some authors use
>> incorrect markup, then an algorithm would still be necessary for
>> determining if each usage was correct.
>>
>
> Hope you're not just trolling.
>
> From a browser perspective, if there is one <main> element and it sits
> within <body>, that would be sufficiently correct.
>
> Whether it's semantically correct for a particular application, that's not
> something the HTML spec should or could deal with. We don't protect people
> from putting the wrong text in tags - not in microdata, not in <article> or
> anywhere else. An application may care - or they may trust the author and
> if the author cares enough, they will fix up their markup if it doesn't
> achieve the right goal.
>
> But I'm sure you were just trolling... ;-)
>
> Cheers,
> Silvia.
>
Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 06:51:21 GMT

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