[Bug 8447] Tighter definition on the aside element


--- Comment #6 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2009-12-07 15:09:20 ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> Yes, i have seen sidebars in web pages. 
> However, these are not examples of typographical sidebars. Nor are they
> equivalent to what is known as a "pull quote". 
> Confused semantics will lead to misunderstandings and misuse of the new HTML5
> elements. 

All of the examples I cited satisfy the current semantics of <aside>, but not
<nav>. They also seem clearly distinct from a plain old ordinary <section>
that's part of the main content of the page, in that they are ancillary, and
not directly related to the main content. Thus, <aside> has meaningful
semantics in this case that go beyond <section>. Just as <header> is more
meaningful than <section>, even though it's a kind of section.

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