I’m doing some more research on the
<main> element which was recently added to the HTML5 spec. Hindsight is always 20/20 and finding this older piece about swaying opinions behind the element are very revealing. I love reading what Bruce Lawson has to say and have followed him for a longer time than I can keep track of. I think with all of the bleeding edge code we’re working with it’s sometimes hard to remember that our environment is living. There are many extremely smart people laying the bricks for the future with changes like this, and to have a grasp on the context behind the decisions being made can be really enlightening.