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Re: rationale for inclusion of hgroup in html5?

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:50:49 -0800
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r420ps-1066i-8D037A9507224B5C84C52805D9F1B6BB@i7.local>
On 2011-01-23 Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

>I have been trying to hunt down some data on the rationale for
>hgroup's inclusion in HTML5 the only mention of rationale I can find
>so far is on the whatwg wiki [1]
>
>"The point of <hgroup> is to hide the subtitle from the outlining
>algorithm."
>
>there must be more than this right? anybody have pointers to anything, data
>maybe on current use of headings for subheadings, any data on use of class
>or id names to identify subheadings titles etc?

Discussion seems to have started in this thread:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Mar/0663.html

Ian announced the change (header/hgroup) here:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Apr/0285.html

First mention of hgroup I can find on the whatwg list (from 
James Graham):

http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-April/019225.html

And I also agree that what James has suggested in bug 11731 is a 
better arrangement. hgroup as currently spec'd is confusing IMO.

Regards,


-Steve

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