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RE: Hiding heading level ones

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:07:29 +0000
To: "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <46739F12637CC94E82F75FF874E4A147365E8293@CITESMBX6.ad.uillinois.edu>
The concept of auto calculated headings for generating a table of contents based on section elements in HTML5 is at least part of the specification:



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael A. Peters [mailto:mpeters@domblogger.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:30 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Hiding heading level ones

On 11/25/2014 09:04 AM, John Foliot wrote:

> In fact, back when the W3C was working on XHTML2, the proposal was to 
> eliminate the enumeration, and simply use <h> - allowing the user 
> agent to build the "outline algorithm" mechanically.
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-structural.html#sec_8.5.)

I wish that had happened, especially since article / sections make the structure of a document clear. To me the heading number is redundant information that can then confuse when there is a mistake (e.g. from cut and paste) that causes it to not match the article/section structure.

But oh well.
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