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

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--- Comment #7 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2010-11-03 16:19:24 UTC ---
(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.

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