FAQ: Semantic HTML - Header and Nav

This community-built FAQ covers the “Header and Nav” exercise from the lesson “Semantic HTML”.

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Introduction to HTML

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With semantic elements the div element is no longer used?

From the introduction to semantic HTML, the div element is a non-sematic element which means that the div element does not provide information about the content between the opening tags and closing tags.
We are advised to used semantic HTML element to enhance accessibility, Search Engine Optimization, and readability.


Why is the header tag encapsulated in the body tag in the given example?

you’re confusing “head” with “header” :slight_smile:

Should non-semantic elements be replaced by non-semantic elements whenever it is possible?

In other words, should non-semantic elements be avoided when there are semantic elements that can be used instead, or does it depends on the case, on the web developer preferences or on anything else?

Yes, that’s correct. Non-semantic HTML elements should be used when there are no semantic elements that can do the job.
Convention specifies it’s preferable to use semantic HTML elements within your code to improve readability, accessibility and SEO.

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Thanks again, herebeandre. Another doubt solved :slight_smile:

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Why we should use tags?

Not entirely sure I understand your question cloudjumper11171.

Tags define the elements we are using to build our web pages.