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RE: [#925] mandatory H1

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 18:03:38 +0200 (MEST)
To: "Yvette P. Hoitink" <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <12173.1093449818@www24.gmx.net>

> The HTML specification doesn't specify if skipping levels is
> allowed. 

Well no, the HTML specification states:

"Some people consider skipping heading levels to be bad practice. They
accept H1 H2 H1 while they do not accept H1 H3 H1 since the heading level H2
is skipped." [1]

And the XHTML 2.0 Working Drafts rather disadvises:

"The practice of skipping heading levels is considered to be bad practice.
The series h1 h2 h1 is acceptable, while h1 h3 h1 is not, since the heading
level h2 has been skipped." [2]


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/global.html#h-7.5.5
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-structural.html#sec_8.5.

Jens Meiert
Interface Architect (IxD)

Received on Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:04:10 UTC

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