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Re: maincontent element

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:43:07 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=nicy9QoN56Ot=mGzHbGpfGxoqbDAnSWqZg1jQcfCXHQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi Cameron,

>And how many people use a HTML validator?

quite a few, the W3C validator alone processes about 800,000 pages per
day I don't believe all those are by people that read the spec.


On 10 September 2012 22:26, Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Cameron Jones
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