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Web Programming with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript by Dean

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4.7 section, article, and aside Elements

In this section, we describe three of the organizational elements—section, article, and aside. As with all the organizational elements, the section element is a container. It’s used to group together a section of a web page. Yes, that is indeed a circular definition—the section container groups together a section of a web page. Sorry about that, but that’s how the HTML5 standard defines the section element. Even though your English teachers might cringe at such circularity, it gets the point across pretty well. The HTML5 standard also describes the section element as a thematic grouping of content. In other words, the content is related in some way with a common theme. Typically, a section will contain ...

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