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Re: About tests 37-41 (headers)

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 09:33:53 -0400
Message-ID: <008301c66d23$e377f3d0$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Vicente Luque Centeno" <vlc@it.uc3m.es>, "Jim Thatcher" <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Cc: "'Johannes Koch'" <koch@w3development.de>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>

> I think that it is OK to skip headers for "A level"
> pages (or maybe also for "AA level"), but a
>"AAA level" page should avoid bad header hierarchy...
>

The latest WCAG techniques document references the issue but does not have a 
technique or test for it.

The tech doc says "Skipping levels in the sequence of headings may create 
the impression that the structure of the document has not been properly 
thought through or that specific headings have been chosen for their visual 
rendering rather than their meaning"
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/#H42

So it appears that skipping levels is OK, even for level 3 compliance.

Cheers,
Chris
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