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Discussion on: Less Popular But Essential HTML Tags

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Grace Snow

I always forget about dialogue. The rest I use all the time ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Bdi was a very recent discovery for me

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Grace Snow

I'm not sure main is a "less popular" element tbh though. That's pretty standard, like header and footer

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Surprising as it is it's not used as much as it should be or we assume it is, especially compared to the header and footer elements. I tried checking a number of random websites including top sites such as Google (results page), Twitter, Instagram๐Ÿค”, Medium, Geeksforgeeks etc and could not find it in their source code, though some e.g Google use the ARIA role="main" in its place (I guess partly in consideration of IE 11 users).
It is a limited set of data that I've based this on for my lack of knowledge of a better way to collect such stats, but it got me thinking that it just might not be as popular/used as I think it is.