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Re: Proposal on html HEADING elements

From: Arthur Clifford <art@artspad.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 20:14:43 -0700
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Cc: "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>
Why limit to 9 levels? Why not just say Hn where n is any real whole number? 

On the other hand what might be a little nicer is just to have an H tag and let the number be implied by the tag's relative nesting level. The CSS could be H.n where n is the nesting level. 

If you are working on a book and want to move a sub sub sub section heading to another location would you really want to figure out it's new h level? Or should it's relative position indicate nesting level and therefore which style to use?

Arthur Clifford

On Oct 24, 2010, at 19:58, Sebastian Heath <sebastian.heath@gmail.com> wrote:

> Rather than H0 as the title of a document, perhaps it would be interesting to allow the 'title' element to appear in the body of a document. Only one title per document, but either in head or in body.
>  The rational is that this would allow authors to adhere to "Don't Repeat Yourself". As currently constrained by HTML4, I sometimes find myself repeating the contents of the title element, word-for-word in a h1 or similar element in the body. That's silly.
>  -Sebastian
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Jukka K. Korpela <jukka.k.korpela@kolumbus.fi> wrote:
> Kaseluris, Nikos wrote:
> H0-element we need for the title of the document INSIDE the
> body-element. In html5 docs, inside the header-element.
> The H7-H9-elements we need only in very few cases, but they exist!!!
> I support the idea of H7, H8, H9, because such elements are needed when extensive material, like a book, is presented as a single HTML document. At present, we need to resort to something like <div class="h7">. A single-document format for a large book problematic in many ways and hardly the best primary format, but as a secondary format, it may well serve people who wish to use search facilities, print the material, or convert it to other formats.
> I don't understand the idea of an H0 element. I have always thought that H1 is supposed to contain a heading for the entire document, and that's what it is typically used for. It is the first-level heading, so what would be the zeroth level?
> -- 
> Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
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