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[Bug 19741] New: Wrong advice on headings should be removed

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Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:12:58 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-19741-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19741

          Priority: P2
            Bug ID: 19741
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org
          Assignee: erika.doyle@microsoft.com
           Summary: Wrong advice on headings should be removed
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
          Severity: normal
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: All
          Reporter: chaals@yandex-team.ru
          Hardware: PC
            Status: NEW
           Version: unspecified
         Component: HTML5 spec
           Product: HTML WG

in
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/headings-and-sections.html#headings-and-sections
there is a non-normative statement suggesting authors prefer the use of
sections and repeated h1 elements over the use of the odler numbered headings.

This is in conflict with the statement at the end of
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-aside-element.html#the-h1,-h2,-h3,-h4,-h5,-and-h6-elements
that authors should choose what suits them.

It is clearly bad advice in the absence of the outline algorithm working, and
even were that widely implemented it breaks backward compatibility.

It is not clear that the value of this advice justifies this cost in theory,
and it is clear that in the current situation there is little value and high
cost.

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