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Re: 3.8. Sections

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 15:59:00 +0200
To: "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.twqugm1u64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 08 Aug 2007 15:50:22 +0200, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:
>> That sounds confusing to me because it doesn't actually define the
>> constraints you seem to be working with such that non-sectioning  
>> elements are to be ignored in usage of "parent".
>
> I can't follow. How does "parent sectioning element" leave room to think  
> it might apply to a non-sectioning parent element?

Because it refers to the parent in a tree. And parent (same for ancestor)  
has a well defined meaning in a tree. So for a tree like:

   <section>
     <div>
       <section>

the idea that the "parent sectioning element" for the innermost <section>  
refers to the outermost <section> is non-obvious.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:59:17 UTC

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