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Re: suggestion for abolition of <hgroup>

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:02:31 +0100
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, html advocacy <talk@html4all.org>
Message-ID: <20101228200231193333.fc65fbb2@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Robert J Burns, Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:20:24 -0600:
> In terms of headings, this would also work as you suggest. However, 
> another important function of the hgroup element is to provide a 
> structure to complex headings and to differentiate such complex 
> headings from subheadings. So for example, to differentiate:
> <hgroup>
> 	<h1>HTML Document Representation </h1>
> 	<h2>Character sets, character encodings, and entities</h2>
> </hgroup>

> from:
> <h1>Conformance: requirements and recommendations</h1>
> <h2>Definitions</h2>

This is of course as you say. If one wanted to get the same effect from 
using @abbr, then would have to create parsing rules which said that 

<h1>HTML Document Representation </h1>
<h2 abbr='' >Character sets, character encodings, and entities</h2>

is semantically identical to your first example. It might be simpler to 
just use <hgroup>.
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 19:03:05 UTC

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