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Re: role="subheading" or role="subtitle" to replace hgroup

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 12:34:23 +0100
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To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi henri,

>1) It makes the role attribute a mixed bag of AT-only stuff and other
stuff. It would be clearer to keep the role attribute for AT-only stuff.

how about just an attribute "subheading"? for which a new ARIA role could
also be minted that maps to the attribute.

>2) It would be desirable to have a selector that matches on the outline
depth.

unclear about what you mean here.


>Making a selector depend on the outline algorithm makes the algorithm
performance-sensitive. Doing stuff depending on an attribute value is likely
to be more of >an issue for performance than doing stuff based on the name
of the element.

is the performance issue severe enough to be a blocker?

I keep coming back to the use case for hgroup being to mask a subheading(s)
from the outline algorithm and think that minting a new element just for
this purpose seems like overkill and unnecessary complexity and given that
people who are ardent  supporters of all things HTML5 find the hgroup
problematic.


regards
stevef

On 7 April 2011 12:04, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> > what are the arguments for/against adding a role value to indicate
> > when a h1-h6 is acting as a subheading?
>
>  1) It makes the role attribute a mixed bag of AT-only stuff and other
> stuff. It would be clearer to keep the role attribute for AT-only stuff.
>  2) It would be desirable to have a selector that matches on the outline
> depth. Making a selector depend on the outline algorithm makes the algorithm
> performance-sensitive. Doing stuff depending on an attribute value is likely
> to be more of an issue for performance than doing stuff based on the name of
> the element.
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>


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