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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hi, in this code example from the “Form a story” project, the formAStorylogo.svg is placed inside of a section element. Is it better to use the header element instead?

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans" rel="stylesheet">
    <title>Form a Story</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <section id="top">
      <img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/codecademy-content/courses/learn-html-forms/formAStoryLogo.svg" alt="Form A Story Logo">
    </section>

If the svg represents the header of the page, then yes. Always prefer descriptive, semantic elements whenever it makes sense to use them.

Prefer <header> to <section id="header"> or <div id="header">, as well as all the other semantic elements that are available to you.

Why can’t I use instead of

in the second lesson of this course we were introduced to the tag where we put the info displayed in the top of the page, so why donts use it instead of ? do they have different functionalities?

The id= attributes were there for the sake of this exercise. In practice, wouldn’t an attribute have some potential to cause problems if it is referred to by another element ?

Hello! There doesn’t work the task in SEMANTIC HTML, part Header and Nav. I have an error-message “{“errors”:[{“detail”:“backend container expired, please create a new session”}]}” in the part, where my code renders in a browser

I’m a bit confused. When we create the header and we use nav as a menu, What is the difference between to choose li or span tag, or another one within the nav tag?

Why aren’t we closing the header and nav in the code? but no , and but no ?