[webkit-dev] Adding <main> element to WebCore

Steve Faulkner faulkner.steve at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 22:32:52 PST 2012

Hi Maciej,

thanks for the clarification.

I would suggest that if, as in this case, Hixie rejects a feature
without convincing the WHATWG community that the data, use cases etc
do not support the introduction of a feature, then the WHATWG process is broken.


On 30 November 2012 06:18, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2012, at 10:00 PM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve at gmail.com> wrote:
>> maciej wrote:
>>> The WHATWG has pretty clearly rejected the idea of the <main> element
>> can you point to a clear rejection in any of the relevant threads on
>> the WHATWG apart from hixies?
>> I would suggest the WHATWG has general support for adding main, but I
>> may not be understanding what is meant by a whatwg rejection in this
>> case.
> I mean that by the whatwg process, if Hixie says no clearly and definitively, that is the decision. I say this not to judge, just to describe what it is. This does not of course mean that everyone who participates in the WHATWG agrees.
> The only thing I see as likely to change things in the whatwg is implementations appearing.
> Regards,
> Maciej

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

www.paciellogroup.com | www.HTML5accessibility.com |
HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives -
Web Accessibility Toolbar - www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html

More information about the webkit-dev mailing list