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HTML5 Semantic Tags

Posted by driscoll on February 8, 2010 at 6:06 PM PST

Over the weekend, I was reading Mark Pilgrim's great book on HTML5 - and when I got to the part about the semantic tags, I thought it might be worth a quick mention.

In case you've missed out on HTML5 in general (and don't want to take the time to read that book I linked above), the idea behind semantic tags is that many sites use div blocks to mark out the same kinds of content, over and over. Content like headers, footers, and nav bars. Changing straight

tags to tags like
, and