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3.8. Sections

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 00:05:59 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0708070705q5c638a12m1a5376d3f21742e9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#sections

(This is my complete review of sections. Since I've dealt with many of
the elements individually, some of these are just references to past
postings).

"Sectioning elements are elements that divide the page into, for lack
of a better word, sections."
suggest we consider this (though reading it makes me smile) to
something like "thematic groupings of content" (words lifted from
3.8.2 the section element)

"nearest ancestor sectioning element" vs "nearest sectioning element"
- I'd stick with the former for clarity, the "ancestor" part is
fundamental.


3.8.1. The body element
see: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0123.html


3.8.2. The section element
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#sections

Suggestion/clarification re headings/footer in content model: Zero or
more style elements, followed by zero or more headings, followed by
zero or more block-level elements, with an optional footer.

Should we suggest the order of headings (header/h1-6 elements) and
footers for conformance? I don't have a preference (as an author) but
are implementors happy to allow headings to occur anywhere within a
section, and yet be able to easily identify the heading of that
section? It may be worth stating that headings can be placed anywhere
within the section (which is currently allowed) to make that intent
explicit.


3.8.5. The blockquote element
see: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0127.html


3.8.7. The h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, and h6 elements
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-h1
These elements define headers for their sections. (suggest we replace
"headers" with "headings" to reduce any confusion with the header
element).


3.8.8. The header element
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0274.html

3.8.10. The address element
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0337.html

cheers
Ben
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