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HGROUP revisited

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:05:16 +0000
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To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
The HTML5 editor has provided some clarification [1] on how he thinks
hgroup should be implemented in relation to accessibility roles and

for example:

 <h1>The reality dysfunction</h1>
 <h2>Space is not the only void</h2>

is to be conveyed as via accessibility APIs:

<p>The reality dysfunction</p>
<p>Space is not the only void</p>

The above directly contradicts he following statement in the HTML5
specification, as there is no differentiation between heading and

"Other elements of heading content in the hgroup element indicate
subheadings or subtitles." [2]

[1] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Change_Proposal_for_ISSUE-129#Bug_10592:_Request_regarding_the_ARIA_role_of_heading_elements_inside_HGROUP_elements
[2] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-hgroup-element

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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