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[Bug 11828] Drop hgroup completely until more research has been conducted

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Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:49:44 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11828

steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
                 CC|                            |faulkner.steve@gmail.com
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |

--- Comment #3 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2011-04-07 09:49:42 UTC ---
Hi Ian, 
you wrote:

> Having said that, I don't feel particularly strongly attached to having the
> <hgroup> element in the HTML5 spec. If you really want me to remove it, please
> reopen the bug and I'll take care of it.

I really want the hgroup removed until the issue of its inclusion is decided by
the HTML working group.

(In reply to comment #2)
> EDITOR'S RESPONSE: This is an Editor's Response to your comment. If you are
> satisfied with this response, please change the state of this bug to CLOSED. If
> you have additional information and would like the editor to reconsider, please
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> 
> Status: Rejected
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: 
> 
> <hgroup> is in fact the result of awaiting patterns. The pattern is that people
> use <h1> and <h2> as heading and subheading respectively (without meaning
> heading and subsection). All <hgroup> does is wrap them up so they don't impact
> the outline algorithm.
> 
> "Not really liked" isn't a technical argument, so that's not a reason to drop
> it.
> 
> Having said that, I don't feel particularly strongly attached to having the
> <hgroup> element in the HTML5 spec. If you really want me to remove it, please
> reopen the bug and I'll take care of it.

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