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Re: Is it a good practice to put <article>s inside <li>s?

From: Userite <richard@userite.com>
Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 20:48:35 +0100
Message-ID: <D67D5266021D4700895099D08119BD62@DaddyPC>
To: "Ian Yang" <ian@invigoreight.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Ian.

W3C is quite clear
"The <article> tag specifies independent, self-contained content.
An article should make sense on its own and it should be possible to 
distribute it independently from the rest of the site.
Potential sources for the <article> element:
Forum post
Blog post
News story"

The purpose of search results is to provide the user with access to 
information relevant to the inputted search term. Each individual result 
does not make sense out of context because readers will not know what the 
search term was.

If you use the <article> tag in the situation you describe  you will make 
your content less accessible (more confusing).


-----Original Message----- 
From: Ian Yang
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:52 PM
To: Userite
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Is it a good practice to put s inside

On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Userite <richard@userite.com> wrote:
> Dear Ian,
> A search result is a list of relevant links  "TO ARTICLES".
> These list items may include images and summaries - but they are NOT the
> articles, they are links to the articles.
> When applying semantic structure you need to think about the purpose of 
> each
> part of the page and the elements within it. The purpose of (most) search
> results is to offer the user links to what the engine's algorithms think 
> are
> the most relevant pieces of information (articles). Extra information, 
> such
> as abstracts or images, can be provided to help the user make the final
> choice.  If you use the <article> element in the results list you confuse
> your users into thinking that the list contains the full articles and that
> this is all the information they need.
> Regards
> Richard

Thanks Richard for your advises. But isn't <article> qualified for
both full articles and non-full articles (such as independent

And given that we don't use <article>s, it won't change the fact that
the content of each search result can be complicated. How would you
estimate the the accessibility?

Kind Regards,

Richard Warren
Technical Manager
Website Auditing Limited (Userite)
Received on Sunday, 26 May 2013 19:49:23 UTC

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