[Bug 8447] Tighter definition on the aside element


Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Keywords|                            |TrackerRequest

--- Comment #9 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2010-01-08 14:47:36 ---
There will always be one group of people or another who want something stated,
as is, in the document. Our job in the Working Group, though, is to ensure that
the HTML5 specification is consistent, does not introduce extraneous material,
does not encapsulate material best left for other standards bodies (or specs),
or does not introduce confusion by allowing too generic a definition on our
supposedly "semantic" new elements.

Originally aside was defined in such a way that it is consistent with the
publishing industry's concept of "sidebar". But then some folks asked that it
be used for sidebar, primarily because sidebar was used in the earlier

A sidebar should be nothing more than another section. It is a unique column,
all of its own. By the over broad redefining of aside, we've basically limited
its usefulness.

I would like this escalated to a tracker issue. Please use bug title, and
original comment as the tracker issue body.

Configure bugmail: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are on the CC list for the bug.

Received on Friday, 8 January 2010 14:47:39 UTC