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Re: Arguments for Use of Legitimate Heading Tags

From: Jerry Weichbrodt <gerald.g.weichbrodt@ived.gm.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 09:39:15 -0400
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Thanks Lois.  I suspect it may depend on whether developers come from the
"magazine design" school of web design and, as well, whether they are
oriented to WYSIWYG editors or are into the details of HTML.  I have decided
to take the tack that developers just aren't aware that formal HTML headings
do more than forcing some browser-based special effect on the text.  I plan
to use our suggestion process here at work to get the word out that
headings, in and of themselves, do serve purposes, even beyond the needs of
the little niche of screen reader users.  Wish me luck.

Thanks,
Jerry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lois Wakeman" <lois@lois.co.uk>
To: "WAI list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 5:11 AM
Subject: Re: Arguments for Use of Legitimate Heading Tags


> Jerry,
>
> As someone who is also a tech author, I find this *very* depressing. I
hope
> it isn't really true that hardly anyone uses headings - in my
acquaintance,
> this seems not to be true on the whole, but perhaps I am fortunate in my
> colleagues?
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2003 09:38:43 GMT

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