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Re: Comments about the 2002-08-05 XHTML 2.0 WD

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 14:09:06 +0300
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <B49CC619-D2D2-11D6-9981-003065B8CF0E@iki.fi>

On Friday, Aug 23, 2002, at 00:29 Europe/Helsinki, Jonas Jørgensen 
wrote:

> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> Another thing that I've noticed is that (X)HTML doesn't provide any 
>> semantic markup for indicating which part of the page are main 
>> content and which parts are navigation.
>
> How about defining the contents of the outer-most <section/> as the 
> main content, and everything outside it as navigation, footers, etc.?

That could work for the usual cases if the authors had a clear idea of 
such a side meaning of using <section> but as Etan Wexler said, it 
might not work in more complex cases. Also, I think educating authors 
about a side meaning of section> might be harder than advertising 
something that is clearly about marking the navigationness or main 
contentness.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://www.iki.fi/hsivonen/
Received on Saturday, 28 September 2002 08:32:06 GMT

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