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Re: rationale for inclusion of hgroup in html5?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:14:35 +0100
To: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>, "James Graham" <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: "Leif Halvard Silli" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vpy52lu364w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:11:54 +0100, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com> wrote:
> On 01/27/2011 04:15 PM, Jirka Kosek wrote:
>> - all<hx>  elements are considered
>> - if there are multiple<hx>  elements inside<header>  only first of them
>> is considered
>
> That was, in fact, the very first solution that we developed. However  
> people seemed to find it confusing (iirc they didn't want <header> to  
> have anything to do with the outline algorithm). <hgroup> was an attempt  
> to fix that. It seems that the design is still considered suboptimal,  
> hence ideas like <subhead> and so on.

It does seem to be the one that most naturally maps to existing markup.  
Maybe we got scared off to quickly by a few confused people?


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