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[whatwg] The div element

From: Geoff Pack <pack.geoff@abc.net.au>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 10:17:46 +1100
Message-ID: <200803022313.m22NDH7Z021730@nucfw08.abc.net.au>

After following the discussion, I?m still not any clearer about the
difference between sections and divs. But no matter. What I?m bothered about
is not which to use where, but the description in the spec. I think it
should be changed from:

    ?The div element represents nothing at all.?

To something like:

    "The div element represents a document division. It can (also)
    be used as a generic block-level element"

Similarly, the definition of the span element should be changed from:

    "The span element doesn't mean anything on its own..."


    "The span element represents an arbitrary span of text."

Strangely enough, both the <b> and <i> elements begin:

    "The .. element represents a span of text..."

Geoff pack

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