In programming, the main element in Html 5 has made it easier for programmers to initialize variables and use inheritance. Unlike other previous versions of html (including html1, html2 html3, and html4), the recently introduced versions of html, which are, 5 and 5.1 have the main element, which make them stand out. The main element represents the main content of the body in a document. It consists of content that is directly related or expands upon the central topic of a document in html5 Or just a central functionality in an application

Just like other programming languages like java and c++ authors are allowed to include only one main element in a specified application or programme

Another very important rule is that programmers are not allowed to make the main element as a child and hence inherit the functionality of other elements, more specifically the aside, footer, header, or nav element

Main marks the meaty content within a given page that is the target of “skip to” link. Most probably main is used where there was a content wrapper before; Main will replace html tags such as <div id=”main”>, “<div id=”wrapper”>” if ARIA is being used, main is used for the element such as role=”main”

While main is still new, most browsers do support unrecognized tags. However a block style must be applied in the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) though this may be unnecessary since main is supported in most browsers like chrome Firefox nightly builds but there is little harm retaining it

The main element in Html 5 has been surprisingly controversial and mostly termed as unnecessary and pages should permit more than one main tag. However, according to my view it’s here to stay since it has been a slight but a very significant improvement to internet programming. An important hint tip to any experienced programmer is to make sure that he thoroughly tests his site before going live for any debugable error and correct it.

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July 8, 2013


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