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[whatwg] List Headers

From: Robert O'Rourke <rob@sanchothefat.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2009 10:50:37 +0000
Message-ID: <498972FD.4040708@sanchothefat.com>
Christian Svindseth wrote:
>
> On Feb 4, 2009, at 11:23 AM, Robert O'Rourke wrote:
>
>>> Unless I'm misreading the spec completely, HTML5 supports h1-h6, and 
>>> even header elements inside list items.
>>>
>>> -Chris
>>>
>>
>> I know that, I was referring to the <lh> element ie.
>>
>> <ul>
>>   <lh>A header for the list</lh>
>>   <li>List item</li>
>>   <li>List item</li>
>>   <li>List item</li>
>> </ul>
>>
>
> Ah, I see. Sorry about that.
>
> My first thought is that allowing the existing header elements 
> directly inside the ul would make more sense, but I could be missing 
> something.
>
> There doesn't seem to be any significant semantic difference between 
> the lh element and the ones already in the spec.
>
> -Chris
>

No problem. It's true they're not too different but there are cases 
where you may want a heading on a list but it doesn't necessarily 
constitute a tier of the document on it's own. It's my understanding 
that <h1> - <h6> are more for structure. Perhaps if <h1> to <h6> were 
allowed immediately inside of a list it would be useful to HTML authors 
anyway but <lh> would be semantically perfect for the job and also 
provide a dicrete element away from other headers for styling. Thought 
it was worth suggesting here anyway.

-Rob
Received on Wednesday, 4 February 2009 02:50:37 UTC

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