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HTML5 for Web Designers, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Rachel Andrew, Jeremy Keith

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Chapter 5. Semantics

Chapter 5. Semantics

PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF HTML didn’t provide us with a huge number of elements to work with. We have elements for paragraphs, lists, and headlines, but no way to mark up a defined article with ancillary information or footnotes. Nor have we had a way to declare that a certain collection of links and content was a main navigation feature of our site.

Clearly, this limitation hasn’t been a showstopper; just look at the amazing variety of websites out there. Even though HTML might not provide a specific element for marking up a particular piece of content, it provides just enough flexibility for us to get by.

To paraphrase Winston ...

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