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[Bug 11199] Need standard way to creating heading "streams"

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Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:01:37 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11199

--- Comment #9 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2010-11-03 17:01:36 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> (In reply to comment #7)
> > (In reply to comment #6)
> > > (In reply to comment #5)
> > > > ...like I said, your user agent can choose to separate out some types of
> > > > headings for you automatically, if they occur in a <nav> or similar rather than
> > > > just part of the normal document structure.
> > > 
> > > I understand but that's just guessing from the user agent. My understanding was
> > > that HTML is to try to remove the guessing part from user agent by having a
> > > clear and semantic format.
> > 
> > I didn't say anything about guessing.  The fact that a heading is in a <nav>
> > indicates that it's a heading for the navigation, not a heading for the main
> > content.  Thus, a user agent wanting to present a list of all navigation
> > headings can, without any guessing involved, grab all the headings in the
> > <nav>.
> > 
> > Similarly, a user agent could grab headings or links in <footer> separately.
> 
> What id the headings in nav and footer are in the same structure...then the
> user agent would break the structure because it doesn't know what is really
> going on.

I don't understand what such a structure would look like.  Could you give an
example?


> In the web today, there is usually there type of content displayed on a
> page...Site level content, page related content and content itself and as per
> HTML 5, it's all mixed together.

Agreed that *currently* the structure is often mixed together.  This is why
HTML5 introduced several new structural elements, so you can more explicitly
indicate the structure of your page.

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