A brief note on HTML5 Semantics

The HTML5 people say that the new <aside> element is named such because <sidebar> is presentational.

To which I present a DICTIONARY as a counter argument:

side·bar (-bär?)


1. a short article dealing with a sidelight of a major news story and printed alongside it

2. a discussion at the bench between the lawyers and the judge, conducted outside the hearing of the jury


Coming from a newspaper design background, that is how I have always thought about sidebars.