Robert Cummings wrote:
> Michael A. Peters wrote:
>> Nathan Rixham wrote:
>>> Michael A. Peters wrote:
>>>> Robert Cummings wrote:
>>>>> Many government documents have the concept of "aside" as appearing
>>>>> through the document and contextually near to the information to which
>>>>> the aside relates. The entire sidebar seems a bit gratuitous as an
>>>>> "aside". Sure it's aside, but it's not exactly the semantic meaning of
>>>>> aside.
>>>>>  From the W3C Working Draft:
>>>>>     "The aside element represents 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. Such sections are often represented as sidebars
>>>>>      in printed typography.
>>>>>      The element can also be used for typographical effects like pull
>>>>>      quotes."
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Rob.
>>>> I'm basically following this model -
>>>> It took very little work since I was essentially doing that already.
>>>> aside is the most logical html 5 layout tag for describing the sidebar
>>>> in a two column layout.
>>>> I suppose one could put multiple aside elements in a classic <div
>>>> {id,class}="sidebar"> but I don't really see the benefit.
>>>> Since the aside used as a sidebar is neither a child of the article or
>>>> section, it is an aside to the main content div.
>>> no offence but I have to agree with Rob here, it seems like confusion
>>> between "a side" and "aside" is entering.
>> 1 : to or toward the side
> The description put forth by the W3C most closely matches number 2 for
> the noun "aside".
>     2 : a straying from the theme
> Cheers,
> Rob.

yup - aside the noun

"The most common misconception of how this element should be used is for
the standard sidebar." - see:

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