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Re: Breaking out Headers, Footers and Navigation

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 21:57:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404182156070.13430@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 18 Apr 2004, David Woolley wrote:
>>
>> I'd like to see some official breakout of headers, footers and navigation
>> from content. Basically instead of just body, there would also be a header,
>> footer and navigation element.
>
> Isn't that what link elements are about!  Unfortunately, browsers aren't
> going to handle them sensibly.  This proposal might be workable, to the
> extent that it can be handled almost entirely by an author style sheet.

Stylesheets have absolutely nothing to do with semantics like this.

It's like saying "we could have it, but we don't really need the <h1>
element, we can do that with stylesheets".

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