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Re: Change Proposal to replace hgroup with a simple element

From: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 09:05:55 -0000
To: public-html@w3.org
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On Mon, 07 Nov 2011 06:40:20 -0000, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:

>>     <hsub> element is a subheading. It represents a subheading for its  
>> section (i.e. it is
>>     associated with the heading in the same section that the <hsub> is  
>> in). The algorithm for
>>     associating <hsub> with a section is the same as for <h1-h6>,  
>> except <hsub> does not imply
>>     new sections.
>
> So basically it's associated with a section in the same way as <p>.

Yes. I think it's the simplest possible definition, it's quite robust  
against authoring errors, and it shouldn't be difficult for UAs to  
implement since existing association algorithm is reused.

> My only concern with this proposal is whether <hsub> should be allowed  
> "anywhere" or if it should be restricted in some way (e.g. require a  
> heading in its section, don't allow it in implied sections unless it is  
> follows the heading element directly).

I agree it should be allowed only in sections with a heading (I've updated  
the wiki).

Conformance checkers could warn against <hsub> immediately preceding  
<h1-h6> that implies a section.

Otherwise I see no point in restricting its usage, as a strict definition  
covering all sensible uses could be quite complicated.

-- 
regards, Kornel Lesiński
Received on Monday, 7 November 2011 09:06:52 GMT

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