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Re: [whatwg] maincontent element spec updated and supporting data provided (Henri Sivonen)

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:29:56 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnnrjEPL49gAppVHVsZ8+jJXpK41z9Y40qKf-TLDOQ=xg@mail.gmail.com>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
Hi Henri,

<bikeshed>A single-word element name would me more consistent with
> other HTML element names. <content> would be rather generic, so I
> think <main> would be the better option.</bikeshed>
>

Have changed name [1]:

 After consideration of feedback I have changed the name of the element
from <maincontent> to <main>. The reasoning for the change:

Feedback indicates preference for a shorter one word element name.
Most commenter's proffered <main> as a name.
The element name <content> is already proposed for use in the shadow DOM
specification [2]
As the element maps onto the ARIA role=main it seems an appropriate name to
use.

It would probably make sense to add
> main { display: block; }
> to the UA stylesheet.
>

have added.

If Hixie had added this element in the same batch as <section>,
> <article> and <aside>, he would have made the parsing algorithm
> similarly sensitive to this element. However, I'm inclined to advise
> against changes to the parsing algorithm at this stage (you have none;
> I am mainly writing this for Hixie), since it would move us further
> from a stable state for the parsing algorithm and, if the <main>
> element is used in a conforming way, it won't have a <p> element
> preceding it anyway.
>

have captured your feedback on parsing in  bug:
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19591

[1]
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-extensions/raw-file/tip/maincontent/index.html
[2]
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/shadow/index.html#content-element


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> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:12:41 +0300
> From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
> To: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
> Subject: Re: [whatwg] maincontent element spec updated and supporting
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> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 3:03 AM, Steve Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have updated the <maincontent> spec [1] and would appreciate any
> feedback
> > (including, but not limited to implementers).
>
> <bikeshed>A single-word element name would me more consistent with
> other HTML element names. <content> would be rather generic, so I
> think <main> would be the better option.</bikeshed>
>
> It would probably make sense to add
> main { display: block; }
> to the UA stylesheet.
>
> If Hixie had added this element in the same batch as <section>,
> <article> and <aside>, he would have made the parsing algorithm
> similarly sensitive to this element. However, I'm inclined to advise
> against changes to the parsing algorithm at this stage (you have none;
> I am mainly writing this for Hixie), since it would move us further
> from a stable state for the parsing algorithm and, if the <main>
> element is used in a conforming way, it won't have a <p> element
> preceding it anyway.
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
> -
>
Received on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 07:31:08 GMT

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