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Bug 12250 - Maybe tweak wording on <footer>
Summary: Maybe tweak wording on <footer>
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-05 11:01 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:12 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description contributor 2011-03-05 11:01:32 UTC

Maybe tweak wording on <footer>

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User agent: Opera/9.80 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.5.8; U; en) Presto/2.7.62 Version/11.01
Comment 1 Simon Pieters 2011-03-05 11:03:39 UTC
See (please ignore the <figure> discussion for this bug)

A few years ago, the content model of <footer> was changed specifically to allow usage of <footer> for "fat footers". However, some comments still don't choose <footer> based on their reading of the spec. Maybe the spec needs to make it clearer in the definition of <footer> that the element is appropriate for "fat footers".
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-05-06 00:04:20 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 3 contributor 2011-05-06 00:05:37 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r6090.
Check-in comment: Work on making it clearer that 'footer' is fine for 'fat footers'.
Comment 4 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:12:43 UTC
mass-move component to LC1