HTML semantics

  • mindfullsilence
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 854

Post 3+ Months Ago

In the designing of blogs, what would be the best wrapping element for comments?

At first I figured a "section" tag, but reading through w3schools definitions, I'm starting to feel like an "aside" tag would be more accurate, considering the comments would be related to the main blog article.

<aside>
For content aside from the content it is placed in. The aside content should be related to the surrounding content

<section>
For a section in a document. Such as chapters, headers, footers, or any other sections of the document

I keep going back and forth on this. What do you guys think?
  • Anonymous
  • Bot
  • No Avatar
  • Posts: ?
  • Loc: Ozzuland
  • Status: Online

Post 3+ Months Ago

  • spork
  • Brewmaster
  • Silver Member
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6241
  • Loc: Seattle, WA

Post 3+ Months Ago

I'd be inclined to use <section>. To me, <aside> seems more appropriate for large blockquotes or sections of information that occur within the main content, not after it.
  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13502
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

I think it depends on how strict the moderation of comments on the blog will be. If there's strict moderation, preventing side-tracking in the comments, then I'd go with an <aside/>. Otherwise, I'd go for a more generic <section/>.

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 3 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 129 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.