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I'm wondering where (if anywhere) to ask questions about HTML semantics and/or accessibility.


  • What is the correct way to semantically mark up a form?
  • When should definition lists be used?
  • What is the difference between <em> and <i> in HTML5?
  • When is a <div> more appropriate than a <p> tag?
  • How do I write proper alt text for icons?

Stack Overflow doesn't seem like the place, and neither does User Experience, Webmasters or Programmers. Nothing on Area 51 seemed to be appropriate either.

Some of these examples are somewhat subjective, but not completely. I have seen similar questions on Stack Overflow, they seemed technically off topic or were borderline.

Any suggestions?

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Stack Overflow is the right place for all those questions.

See e.g. these questions: (They're not always 100% dupes of yours but they come close)

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I never would have thought so, I assumed a lot of these were too subjective. This is encouraging news, I've been holding back some questions like these. Reading the SO faq, What kind of questions can I ask here?, I don't clearly see where it fits in, especially since HTML is not a programming language. – Wesley Murch May 15 '11 at 20:55
@Wesley HTML questions are historically accepted, partly probably because they're the tool of so many programmers, partly probably because of the traffic they bring - it would be stupid to turn that away. See e.g. What is the status of HTML/CSS layout questions on SO? – Pëkka May 15 '11 at 20:57
Thanks Pekka, and nice job finding appropriate answers to my examples as well! Keep up the good work ;) – Wesley Murch May 15 '11 at 21:01

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