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request to publish main element extension specification as a FPWD

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:47:16 +0200
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To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi all,

I am making a request to the Working Group to publish the main element HTML
extension specification as a FPWD.


Recent changes:

* After consideration of feedback I have changed the name of the element
from <maincontent> to <main>. The reasoning for the change:

Feedback indicates preference for a shorter one word element name.
Most commenter's proffered <main> as a name.
The element name <content> is already proposed for use in the shadow DOM
specification [1]
As the element maps onto the ARIA role=main it seems an appropriate name to

* Use agent guidance on the provision of a method to navigate the main
element has been clarified
* UA stylesheet advice has been added
* advice to HTML spec editors on removal of existing advice in the spec in
relation to the main content section.
* modified code examples to illustrate the use of the main element in
conjunction with a nav element containing in-page navigation links.
* added links to the rationale /use case document [2] and to new data
supporting the concept of a main element [3]

[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Sfaulkne/main-usecases#Introduction
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Oct/0109.html

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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