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[Bug 23490] strengthen advice on when to use a section

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:29:09 +0000
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--- Comment #5 from Jukka K. Korpela <jukka.k.korpela@kolumbus.fi> ---
(In reply to steve faulkner from comment #4)

> why is it a non problem?

Because a section element without a heading is not a problem. It is often quite
adequate, as I described. 

> And why is it wrong to make a soft requirement for
> the author to provide a heading?

To people accustomed to reading RFCs, as many readers of the spec are, “should”
is a serious word – and the spec defines “should” to mean what RFC 2119 says.

I don’t think HTML5 should give advice on the composition of works in general.
That would be way out of scope (and would often result in wrong advice).

If you want to say something about headings, then this could be suitable:

The content of a section element often starts with a heading or otherwise
contains a heading for the section. A section may also appear without a heading

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