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[Bug 9575] header lacks footer’s reference to scoping (nearest ancestor sectioning element/body)

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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 05:12:54 +0000
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--- Comment #1 from Oli Studholme <w3.org@boblet.net>  2010-04-22 05:13:14 ---
The footer element begins “The footer element represents a footer for its
nearest ancestor sectioning content or sectioning root element”. The header
element doesn’t mention this.

Either both elements should refer to it or neither should. As this ties into
the somewhat complex subjects of sectioning and outlines, it may be better to
remove the text and add a new field to the elements’ metadata. Something like
“Scope: nearest ancestor sectioning element, or entire page”? Alternatively
this text could be added at the end of the description as text or as a note.

While header/footer scope should be obvious inside sectioning elements, I think
that it applying to the entire page won’t be. It’s association with
section/article may lead some authors to assume if they want to use header they
need a containing section/article too.


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