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Re: maincontent element

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:51:08 +0200
To: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120911005108793374.e7e0a0ec@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cameron Jones, Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:38:14 +0100:

>>> maincontent {
>>>     display: inline;
>>> }
>> That doesn't help, my friend. A <div> is spat out of <p> regardless how
>> you style it:
>> http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/saved/1749
>> And <maincontent> will suffer the same fate.

> As someone who only writes valid markup i'm not overly familiar with
> browser error handling as i don't encounter it.


> having misused
> high-semantic elements would have greater negative impact than people
> having to use low-semantic elements with or without accessibility
> annotations.

Plain text is safest, in that regard. However, since only one 
<maincontent> per page would be allowed, AT would probably ignore them 
if they were more than one. Also, I don't know if <maincontent> is as 
semantic as for example a <h1>? To me <maincontent> seems like 
something that can accompany 'Jump to content' links.

> But i do concede that i should watch the claimed modesty of such
> contrived examples. It all seems beside the point, however.

I made dead serious point.
leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 10 September 2012 22:51:39 UTC

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