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Example shows questionable implementation

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 18:15:53 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Bim Egan
Email: Bim.Egan@rnib.org.uk
Affiliation: RNIB
Document: TD
Item Number: H42
Part of Item: Examples
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Example shows questionable implementation
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Example 1 of heading code  shows <h2> used for the heading immediately above the main content. 

"<h2>All about headings</h2> 

<!-- Text, images, other material making up the main content... -->"



Rationale:

Unles H1 heading levels are used to signal the beginning of main content, screen reader users, who are the main beneficiaries of structural headings), will have to work out, by trial and error, which of the marked up headings is the one at the start of main content. 



Proposed Change:
<!-- Logo, banner graphic, search form, etc.  --> 

<h2>Navigation</h2> 

<ul> 

<li><a href="about.htm">About us</a></li> 

<li><a href="contact.htm">Contact us</a></li> 

 ... 

</ul> 

<h1>All about headings</h1> 

<!-- Text, images, other material making up the main content... -->
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