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Re: Headings in comments

From: Mike Gifford <mike@openconcept.ca>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:14:56 -0500
Message-Id: <57BDDEE9-1E39-4668-A626-0B26AC5A4CFE@openconcept.ca>
Cc: w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>
I think we’ve got this settled in Drupal 8.

By default headings are enabled in comments (H2-H6). 

We discussed this and would like to see the ability to position the top header under whatever header that comment will be positioned in, but at this stage there isn’t a sweet universal way to do this. Maybe in HTML 6. 

YouTube & Disqus are not good examples of accessibility. 

If someone is writing a detailed comment, they should be able to break it down into sections that allow for greater readability/navigation. 

If you’re restricting the length of the comments to say 250 characters then you might as well eliminate the headings. If you don’t restrict the length of the comments you should restrict the structure. 


> On Nov 29, 2017, at 7:40 PM, Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering about the best practices for headings in comments.
> I looked at the comments on youtube and disqus and found that neither
> have headings. It would also be hard to tell which part of a comment
> qualifies as a useful title.
> Do you think that each comment should have its own heading to allow easy
> navigation? Or should headings in comments be omitted in order not to
> clutter the document outline?
> tobias

Mike Gifford, President, OpenConcept Consulting Inc. 
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