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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1521594 [1/16] - in /tomcat/site/trunk: docs/ docs/images/ docs/stylesheets/ xdocs/images/ xdocs/stylesheets/
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:32:21 GMT
2013/9/11 Konstantin Prei├čer <>:
> Hi Konstantin,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Konstantin Kolinko []
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:05 PM
>> The header/main/footer tags are not in HTML 5.
>> They are in 5.1 which is not a spec yet, just a draft. I think it is too early to
>> them.
> The <main> tag is only in HTML 5.1 [1], but <header> and <footer> are
in HTML5 [2] which is a candidate recommendation, so I think it should be okay to use them
- Firefox, Chrome and IE 9/10 support <header> and <footer> (they use "display:
block;" CSS for it), but IE 9 and below will use <div> which is added with conditional
> The <main> tag is not supported by IE 10 yet, so I added the CSS "main { display:
block; }" to use the correct style in IE 10. However, Firefox 23 and Chrome 29 already support
the <main> tag, so I think it would be OK to leave it. But we can remove it as the HTML
5 spec says, to mark the "main" content of a page, just leave it and mark everything else
with "header" and "footer"; so I think, semantically, the <main> tag would not be needed.

1. All those <header><footer> are only marginally better than <div>.
Keep it simple.

I do not like the use of conditional comments.

2. Not every server is connected to the internet and is kept
up-to-date to have the latest Firefox.  I have to maintain Tomcat on
several servers that have old version of Firefox installed (such as
3.6). This documentation will be broken there. [3]
(Well, it is not a show stopper. It would be a lot more trouble if we
broke the Manager application).

IIRC, the plan was to roll this design to Tomcat 7 and Tomcat 6 as well.

> [1]
> [2]


Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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