HTML and CSS Reference
Contact us at: < a href=”www.aopa.org” > AOPA </ a >
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h e purpose of sections is to divide the page into coherent parts. h ey're an organizational set
of elements, and while they can be used for formatting, that isn't their main purpose. For
adding formatting to a paragraph or group of paragraphs, the W3C Standards encourage the
use of the <div> tag.
Figure 5-5 shows what the page looks like. Although it isn't an attractive design, it is a
functional one. h e article is about pilots and l ying. h e article's header announces the topic
(pilots and planes) and provides a quote from a pilot using a <q> tag. At er the header, the
i rst section is about l ying stories. Nested within the i rst section are two other <section>
tags that separate out the two stories.
A somewhat related section about the veracity of pilot stories is placed in a separate aside
element container. In Figure 5-4, you may have noticed that the aside was placed in a separate
column, but in and of itself, an aside element is a reference to the sense of the page. It is not
a formatting element as such.
Figure 5-5: A page organized with section elements.