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[Bug 14520] consider to add element <outside> to de-section some text

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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:30:37 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14520

--- Comment #10 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2011-10-24 06:30:37 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #9)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > (In reply to comment #7)
> > > it is not tangentially related, it is a totally different context.
> > 
> > I assure you that <aside> is meant for this use-case.  During the development
> > of the element, it was going to be named <sidebar> precisely because it was to
> > be used for website sidebars, which contain mostly-unrelated information.
> 
> Hi, I've read the spec dozens of times, I think that something is not clear, or
> something is missing.

You haven't read it enough.  From the spec:
"The element can be used for typographical effects like pull quotes or
sidebars, for advertising, for groups of nav elements, and for other content
that is considered separate from the main content of the page."

The second item in the list, advertising, is exactly what you're asking about
in your examples.


> you say that aside is meant for this use-case, but why it isn't a sectioning
> root?
> 
> in my use case it should be

Again, you haven't read the spec enough.  <aside> is listed as "sectioning
content", which means that it's a sectioning root (follow the link to the
definition to see that).

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