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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Nov 29 23:05:08 PST 2012

On Nov 29, 2012, at 10:46 PM, Michael[tm] Smith <mike at w3.org> wrote:

>> The only thing I see as likely to change things in the whatwg is
>> implementations appearing.
> Yeah, and Hixie has said as much himself:
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Nov/0041.html
> "as far as <main> goes, despite it being a bad idea, there does seem to be
> some support for it amongst implementors. So your best move, if you think
> it's a good idea, would be to convince them to implement it. That would be
> new data which would almost immediately cause the spec to have it added,
> regardless of how good an idea it is."
> I think that's the spirit in which Steve took time to contribute code for
> this, and to start the discussion about it here.

Yes, and I commend Steve for taking the time and effort to do that. I think it was a good thing. I am not sure the WebKit community as a whole will buy into <main> at this time but it was super valuable to have the opportunity to discuss it, regardless of the short-term outcome.


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