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Re: HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines Proposal the use of the section element and its potential impact on screen reader users

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 07:05:23 +0100
Message-ID: <474D0523.1000007@lachy.id.au>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
CC: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org

Joshue O Connor wrote:
> Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
>> 1. more semantical structure [...]
>> User agents can simply derive the hierarchical structure of the headings
>> (and their styling) from the hierarchical structure of section elements
>> automatically.
> 
> Is this from their placing within the document? Does it happen by the UA
> counting the nodes in the DOM or similar?

The algorithm is already described in the spec.
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section-sections.html#outlines

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