Elements and Attributes in HTML 5

If you are as curious as I am about what will and will not be in HTML 5, the list of HTML5 Elements and Attributes that Simon Pieters has created will help you keep an eye on the progress (via Anne’s Weblog).

As noted in the working draft of the specification, HTML 5 (a.k.a. Web Applications 1.0) is a work in progress, so things can change on a daily basis. However, I did notice that the div element is now included in the specification after being mysteriously missing (it was added on 2006-12-21).

Regardless of what you think about the usefulness of the div element, I think keeping it is a good move, if only for the sake of backwards compatibility.

Here are some interesting new elements:

A section of a page that consists of a composition that forms an independent part of a document, page, or site.
A section of a page that consists of content that is tangentially related to the content around the aside element, and which could be considered separate from that content.
A conversation.
The footer for the section it applies to.
The header of a section.
A section of a page that links to other pages or to parts within the page: a section with navigation links.
A generic document or application section. A section, in this context, is a thematic grouping of content, typically with a header, possibly with a footer.

Posted on January 12, 2007 in (X)HTML