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Re: [whatwg] Is <main> now an official HTML5 element?

From: Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:41:46 +0800
Message-ID: <CABr1FsfEru_Gvuvx=xyZ0mHKJernBsdsrxZq7vjfRPOO5RGZzQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013, Ian Yang wrote:
> >
> > There is one thing which makes me confused. You mentioned the <main> is
> > "mainly serves as a styling hook." If what we need is just a styling
> > hook, why was <main> introduced? We could just use <div>.
>
> Yeah, that was my argument too. But browser vendors added it, and the spec
> matches reality, so I added it to the spec.
>
>
> > So iiuic, the <main> still has its purpose because it natively has the
> > role "main". Please correct me if I'm wrong.
>
> The "main" role isn't necessary. IMHO it's a mistake in ARIA that this
> role even exists.
>
> But that's a discussion for the ARIA list; this list is the wrong place
> to discuss ARIA.
>

I see. Thanks anyway.

Regards,
Ian Yang
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2013 09:42:14 UTC

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