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Re: [whatwg] main element parsing behaviour

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:04:34 +0100
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Message-ID: <op.wnemlwxjidj3kv@device-23f190>
Cc: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:47:53 +0100, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
>> I think we shouldn't put the parsing algorithm on a pedestal while not
>> giving the same treatment to the default UA style sheet or other
>> requirements related to an element that have to be implemented.
> The difference between the parsing algorithm on the UA stylesheet is
> that authors can put display: block; in the author stylesheet during
> the transition.

I guess that's fair.

> That said, the example jgraham showed to me on IRC convinced me that
> if <main> is introduced to the platform, it makes sense to make it
> parse like <article>. :-( (I’m not a fan of the consequences of the
> “feature” of making </p> optional. Too bad that feature is ancient and
> it’s too late on undo it.)

For the record, the example is:


(The last <p> can be anything.)

> I guess I’ll focus on objecting to new void elements and especially to
> new children of <head>.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 13:05:27 UTC

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