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Re: Table of contents starting from h2

From: Dominique Meeùs <dominique@meeus-d.be>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:16:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4900DB97.1060706@meeus-d.be>
To: CPK Smithies <c.1@smithies.org>
CC: www-amaya@w3.org
CPK Smithies a écrit ce qui suit, le 23/10/08 16:58 :
> Indeed, I believe that WAI guidelines suggest that there should be exactly one H1 element per page.
>   
I find this (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#document-headers):
(Begin quote)
>
> Long documents are often divided into a variety of chapters, chapters 
> have subtopics and subtopics are divided into various sections, 
> sections into paragraphs, etc. These semantic chunks of information 
> make up the structure of the document.
>
> Sections should be introduced with the HTML heading elements (H1 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#edef-H1>-H6).
(End quote)

This does not say that there should be only one h1 and nothing is said 
about a main title. On the contrary, h1-h6 seem to be used for any kind 
of SUBdivision (my emphasis on SUB). 
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#edef-H1 says mostly the 
same.

Of course html has a long history of compromises. xhtml 2 should be more 
logical.


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