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Re: Heading and Subheading Elements

From: Matthew Ayres <solar.granulation@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 13:39:33 +0100
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On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 3:40 AM, Seth Honeycutt <gwest39@yahoo.com> wrote:

> In addition to the older <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5>, and <h6> elements, I
> would like to see two new generic heading elements <h> (heading) and <sh>
> (subheading) to be available. These two elements would be sufficient to
> represent the most common usage of a heading and subheading in a section.
> You rarely see or have a need for a heading with any lower ranking of <h1>
> or <h2> since by using <section> elements you are able to have headings with
> a lower ranking in a sub-section. Otherwise you would end up needing
> elements of <h7>, <h8>, <h9>..... going on forever. These older numbered
> heading elements could still be supported, but they would eventually become
> obsolete in favor of using generic <h> and <sh> elements.
> <section>
>     <h>Heading</h>
>     <sh>Sub Heading</sh>
>     <p>Paragraph</p>
>     <section>
>         <h>Heading</h>
>         <sh>Sub Heading</sh>
>         <p>Paragraph</p>
>     </section>
> </section>
Although not a member of the working group, I'd like to voice my support for
this suggestion.  Particularly given that sections can be nested it makes
perfect sense to afford them generic heading and subheading elements.
Received on Monday, 30 August 2010 06:31:25 UTC

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