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the maincontent element- an HTML5 extension specification

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:39:04 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VndA7q-miBJq40aKBw7FcgEywv2j5gSCa2=GGFMtULA2A@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi all,

for the WG's consideration:

the maincontent element [1]

This specification is an extension to the HTML5 specification. It defines
an element to be used for the identification of the main content area of a
document. All normative content in the HTML5 specification, unless
specifically overridden by this specification, is intended to be the basis
for this specification.
The maincontent element formalises the common practice of identification of
the main content section of a document using the id values 'content' and
'main'. It also defines an HTML element that embodies the semantics and
function of the WAI-ARIA landmark role=main.

[1] http://www.html5accessibility.com/HTML5extensions/maincontent.html

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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