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3751[Authors] [Conformance Checkers] Extend <footer> to be more like <header>.2009-09-04 09:12
@@ -13963,47 +13963,48 @@ isn't his only passion. He also enjoys other pleasures.&lt;/p>
 
   <h4>The <dfn><code>footer</code></dfn> element</h4>
 
   <dl class="element">
    <dt>Categories</dt>
    <dd><span>Flow content</span>.</dd>
    <dd><span><code title="">formatBlock</code> candidate</span>.</dd>
    <dt>Contexts in which this element may be used:</dt>
    <dd>Where <span>flow content</span> is expected.</dd>
    <dt>Content model:</dt>
-   <dd><span>Flow content</span>, but with no <span>heading
-   content</span> descendants, no <span>sectioning content</span>
-   descendants, and no <code>header</code> or <code>footer</code>
-   element descendants.</dd>
+   <dd><span>Flow content</span>, but with no <code>header</code> or
+   <code>footer</code> element descendants.</dd>
    <dt>Content attributes:</dt>
    <dd><span>Global attributes</span></dd>
    <dt>DOM interface:</dt>
    <dd>Uses <code>HTMLElement</code>.</dd>
   </dl>
 
   <p>The <code>footer</code> element <span>represents</span> a footer
   for its nearest ancestor <span>sectioning content</span>. A footer
   typically contains information about its section such as who wrote
   it, links to related documents, copyright data, and the like.</p>
 
   <p class="note">Contact information belongs in an
   <code>address</code> element, possibly itself inside a
   <code>footer</code>.</p>
 
   <p>Footers don't necessarily have to appear at the end of a section,
   though they usually do.</p>
 
-  <p>The <code>footer</code> element is inappropriate for containing
-  entire sections. For appendices, indexes, long colophons, verbose
-  license agreements, and other such content which needs sectioning
-  with headings and so forth, regular <code>section</code> elements
-  should be used, not a <code>footer</code>.</p>
+  <p>When the <code>footer</code> element contains entire sections,
+  they <span title="represents">represent</span> appendices, indexes,
+  long colophons, verbose license agreements, and other such
+  content.</p>
+
+  <p class="note">The <code>footer</code> element is not
+  <span>sectioning content</span>; it doesn't introduce a new
+  section.</p>
 
   <div class="example">
 
    <p>Here is a page with two footers, one at the top and one at the
    bottom, with the same content:</p>
 
    <pre>&lt;body>
  &lt;footer>&lt;a href="../">Back to index...&lt;/a>&lt;/footer>
  &lt;hgroup>
   &lt;h1>Lorem ipsum&lt;/h1>

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