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Safari and Standards

Ian Hickson: a <section> in a <header>? sheesh ... html5 being abused already :-( ... oh lord, an <h3> in a <footer>, too

Context: Apple has long been a strong advocate of web standards: Introducing Safari 4.

In order to prevent such abuse from spreading, perhaps HTML5 should reparent such misplaced elements.


HTML5 is being <s>ab</s>used already, and with the earliest examples comes a reality check. This could be funny.

Too many folk in the working group believe in a prescriptive standard, to fit their point of view. This is a problem. But then I have completely failed to make that point before - so nevermind.

Posted by Preston L. Bannister at

If i read the HTML 5 draft, i am missing easy explanations what elements are alowed in an other element. There is no coercive logic why a header may not contain a navigation. Apples website is an example for a website whichs navigation is the header.

The current spec is to nerdy written to be understandable by most authors. If the WAHTWG does really care about HTML 5 either the spec needs to be changed (i believe its possible, but don’t now if its a good idea regarding overhead) or they need to create 2 documents, one for authors, one for implementers.

Posted by noni at

Yeah, their safari start page serves up media content with <audio> without setting the content type in the http header, either.  Interesting, that.

Posted by Christopher Blizzard at

html 5 for authors!

The current spec is to nerdy written to be understandable by most authors. If the WAHTWG does really care about HTML 5 either the spec needs to be changed (i believe its possible, but don’t now if its a good idea regarding overhead) or they need to...

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