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[#925] mandatory H1

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 14:22:15 -0400
Message-ID: <A0666B3C59F1634290FDC88674D87C3206DFA1@1WFEMAIL.ottawa.watchfire.com>
To: "WAI GL \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Issue 925 [1] suggests an HTML technique requiring that the first heading on a page must be an H1 (presumably to serve as a visible page title). I'm not sure about this and would like to solicit the group's opinion. I can think of a few possible approaches we might take:

1) Not require any specific headings at all
2) Require that if heading elements are used, the H1 be used
	2a) Require that H1 be the first heading on the page
	2b) Require that H1 simply be present on the page, even if not the first heading
3) Require that no more than one H1 be present, that is, one and only one H1 must be present
4) Make no specific requirements about H1 vs. other heading elements

I personally lean towards option 4, and failing that, option 2b. But I would like to know what others think.

[1] http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=925

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