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Re: maincontent element

From: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:26:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CALGrgesOFD8aqrn5HSjBtAnusF_LO5ERCFaZkTg3VqH2kyB_+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Cameron Jones, Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:48:46 +0100:
>> I would expect to start to see a "main content" wrapper inside almost
>> every element, essentially as a replacement for <div>. We don't need
>> another meaningless <div>.
>> "Ooh, this <p> is some main content, better wrap it in a
>> <maincontent> tag!".
>> "Ooh, this <span> is also main content, better make sure i wrap it in
>> a <maincontent> tag too!!".
> To which it can be said: <maincontent> is a block level element. That
> rules out a lot of elements, by itself. Specifically, <p> would spit it
> out. While validators would go jingle bell if one placed it inside e.g.
> <span>.
> So at least, I'd suggest you make more modest claims ...
> --
> leif halvard silli

And how many people use a HTML validator?

And mostly those who do have already read the spec and care about
accessibility too.

These are not the 90%, so i maintain my initial postulation to the
expectation of gross misuse to the negation of its purpose.

Cameron Jones
Received on Monday, 10 September 2012 20:27:23 UTC

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