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Bug 7061 - clarify definition of "sectioning content"
Summary: clarify definition of "sectioning content"
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-06-28 09:58 UTC by Michael[tm] Smith
Modified: 2010-10-04 14:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Michael[tm] Smith 2009-06-28 09:58:14 UTC

The draft currently defines "sectioning content" as "content that defines the scope of headings, footers, and contact information".

That seems to omit from the definition the <section> element itself, as well as the <nav>, <article>, and <aside> elements.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-06-28 10:56:16 UTC
I removed the bit about contact information, does that solve the problem?
Comment 2 Michael[tm] Smith 2009-06-28 11:44:16 UTC
I still don't think "Sectioning content is content that defines the scope of headings and footers." is going to be clear to most readers.

Perhaps explicitly mentioning some elements names would help:

"Sectioning content is content that defines the scope of headings and footers. The contents of the <section>, <article>, <nav> and <aside> elements constitute sectioning content."

or maybe:

"The contents of the <section>, <article>, <nav> and <aside> elements constitute sectioning content. The scope of a particular heading or footer is defined by the <section>, <article>, <nav> or <aside> element that contains that heading or footer." 
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-06-28 21:47:49 UTC
I have a separate issue logged about making sure all the content model definitions list all the elements that fall into that content model; it's scheduled for August or something (so that I don't have to keep doing it when we change things).
Comment 4 Maciej Stachowiak 2010-03-14 14:48:21 UTC
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