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HTML5 should not 'strongly encourage' authors to use only H1 level headinsg

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:46:13 +0100
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To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
The HTML5 spec currently states the following advice [1]:


"Sections may contain headings of any
rank<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-aside-element.html#rank>,
> but authors are strongly encouraged to either use only h1<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-aside-element.html#the-h1,-h2,-h3,-h4,-h5,-and-h6-elements>elements"
>

Given that this advice is predicated on the implementation of the outline
algorithm in browsers which  has not occured and by all anecdotal
indications this is unlikely to happen soon if at all, I suggest that it is
not appropriate to include this advice in the spec.

[1]
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/headings-and-sections.html#headings-and-sections

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Steve Faulkner
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