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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: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:33:41 +0000
Message-ID: <474D7C45.10709@cfit.ie>
To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, Terry Morris <lsnbluff@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Ben Boyle wrote:
>> > However my worry about using generic elements is exactly  that the
>> > inferred structure or the ability to infer structure could be lost. At
>> > least having h1-h6 gave the author a ready made "semantic toolkit"
using
>> > a generic element takes that away IMO.
>
> I agree that has a use. I'm just confused by the potential conflict
> for the between the heading level explicitly defined by the h1-h6 tags
> vs the inferred heading level based on their placement within nested
> sections of a document. Which has precedence?

Thanks for the comment Ben, and your interesting question.

Answers on a postcard please.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Wednesday, 28 November 2007 14:34:10 GMT

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