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W3C Drops ‘hgroup’ Element from HTML5 Spec

I missed this a couple weeks ago when it was announced, and unfortunately this site has been using <hgroup> to display the title, slogan, and author since the redesign. Within the past couple days, the W3C validator began checking against the use of <hgroup>, which is actually how I noticed it. A validation error would not stand on Defomicron, so for now I have changed <hgroup> to a generic <div>.

I don’t like using <div>’s, preferring to use syntactically-significant, descriptive elements (such as <header> and <footer>) instead. It’d be nice if we had an HTML5 element clearly meant for the web page’s title and author information.