Re: 3.8.3. The nav element

On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:17:06 +0100, Ben Boyle <>  

> Hope you've enjoyed this quick look at the relationship between
> header, footer and nav. I'm keen to hear more opinions. Am I on track
> in thinking that nesting nav inside header/footer will be useful? Have
> I missed the point somewhere? Discuss.

I can see the value in having <nav> be a sectioning element with its own  
subsections. e.g. on home page I would say that the whole left  
sidebar is a <nav>. OTOH I have also seen pages that use navigation in  
headers and footers, so I would expect authors to be surprised when their  
<header><nav> or <footer><nav> markup doesn't validate when they make an  
effort to convert their <div> soup to HTML5. Hence, I agree that <nav>  
should be allowed to be nested in <header> and <footer> (but then have  
transparent content model).

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

Received on Saturday, 19 January 2008 18:09:05 UTC