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Re: More than one h1 tag

From: Michael Virant <mwvirant@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:15:04 +1100
Message-ID: <78e44f030912011815y1887efbei52e8cb41ccffdac5@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
My view is that the web page TITLE is being conflated with the web page's
one or more H1 tags in this topic.  Just as a book has one title it
typically has several chapters.  Hence a web page should have one title and
as many H1 tags as is necessary to convey the same structure.  Then within
in chapter (section with heading H1) there may or may not be the need to
order future sub headings (H2) all related to the H1 above it.

The alternative - to have only one H1 followed by one or more H2, H3 is
disorientating for all users as it is an artificial representation of the
data.  For example if the second section (under a H2) of a document bears no
relation to the first section (with H1) then semantic markup forces the
relationship of the second section to be a child of the first section when
there is no such elationship.

Michael Virant
Received on Wednesday, 2 December 2009 02:15:37 UTC

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