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[Bug 19741] Wrong advice on headings should be removed

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Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:40:20 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19741

--- Comment #3 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> in
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/headings-and-sections.html#headings-and-
> sections there is a non-normative statement suggesting authors prefer the
> use of sections and repeated h1 elements over the use of the odler numbered
> headings.
> 
> This is in conflict with the statement at the end of
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-aside-element.html#the-h1,-h2,-h3,-h4,-h5,-
> and-h6-elements that authors should choose what suits them.
> 
> It is clearly bad advice in the absence of the outline algorithm working,
> and even were that widely implemented it breaks backward compatibility.
> 
> It is not clear that the value of this advice justifies this cost in theory,
> and it is clear that in the current situation there is little value and high
> cost.

The advice: 

"Sections may contain headings of any rank, but authors are strongly encouraged
to either use only h1 elements, or to use elements of the appropriate rank for
the section's nesting level."

needs to be removed, as it is recommends authoring for non existent consumers
and breaks structural semantics for existing consumers, suggest this text
instaed:

"Sections may contain headings of any rank, but authors are strongly encouraged
to use elements of the appropriate rank for the section's nesting level."

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