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Re: HTML heading hierarchy for XHTML

From: Marc Rubin, Jay's Island Software Development & Consulting <html-tidy@mail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 11:22:56 -0500 (EST)
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To: html-tidy@w3c.org
Cc: "P. T. Rourke" <ptrourke@mediaone.net>, Jany Quintard <quintard.j@cgi.fr>
My goal is -automated- conversion of many existing HTML documents to XHTML,
while taking advantage of XML to structure the relationship among headings.
Nested headings are valid XML, but not XHTML: sorry, I should have caught
that... but Tidy appears to be the right tool for the job.

Both of the nested "div" suggestions work acceptably in w3c's Amaya browser
-- thanks for the feedback. Conversion to "name"ed divs seems more direct
than "class"ified paragraphs, but I may be missing some other advantage. 

The question now is whether either of these solutions could be incorporated
into Tidy as an option?:

<!-- Courtesy of P. T. Rourke -->
<div name="sec1"><h1>First Order Heading</h1>
<div name="sec1.1"><h2>Second Order Heading</h2>


<!-- Courtesy of Jany Quintard (modified) -->
  <p class="heading">First Order Heading</p>
    <p class="heading">Second Order Heading</p>

I'd appreciate feedback on feasibility from anyone familiar with Tidy's
source code?

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