Re: [whatwg] A plea to Hixie to adopt <main>

> Hope you're not just trolling

I was just trying to make the point that an algorithmic approach to finding
the main content of a document would still be necessary with or without the
<main> element.


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer

> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 4:25 AM, Tim Leverett <> wrote:
>> > Explicit author markup would make such a task so much easier.
>> Only if every author marked up their code correctly. If some authors use
>> incorrect markup, then an algorithm would still be necessary for
>> determining if each usage was correct.
> Hope you're not just trolling.
> From a browser perspective, if there is one <main> element and it sits
> within <body>, that would be sufficiently correct.
> Whether it's semantically correct for a particular application, that's not
> something the HTML spec should or could deal with. We don't protect people
> from putting the wrong text in tags - not in microdata, not in <article> or
> anywhere else. An application may care - or they may trust the author and
> if the author cares enough, they will fix up their markup if it doesn't
> achieve the right goal.
> But I'm sure you were just trolling... ;-)
> Cheers,
> Silvia.

Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 06:51:21 UTC