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Re: Isn't the word "banner" too presentational and none-semantic?

From: Russ Weakley <russ@maxdesign.com.au>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:57:50 +1000
Message-Id: <B62E1033-247E-4ED6-BC3B-6F74ADD66697@maxdesign.com.au>
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I have always found it makes more sense when "Eric" is added before this landmark role within the markup.

On 25/07/2012, at 7:50 PM, Ian Yang wrote:

> Hey all,
> How are you today?
> There is one thing about ARIA that confused me a lot. It's the naming of the role "banner".
> When using id and class on elements, we were told to prevent using none-semantic names such as "left-column", "small-box", "right-bar", ... etc because they contradict the concept "separating presentation from content".
> But look at the word "banner", it is completely a none-semantic name, isn't it? By naming an element "banner", we are consider its "shape" instead of its use and meaning. Besides, some people also call advertisement boxes "banners". So the word "banner" itself isn't really meaningful.
> Comparing with the role "contentinfo" which is meaningfully named, why was the inventor wanted to name the site header "banner" instead of a more meaningful name like "contenthead" or "masthead"?
> Sincerely,
> Ian Yang
> Meaningful and Semantic HTML lover  |  Front-end developer
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:58:18 UTC

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