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h1/h2/h3/etc. vs. h

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 08:10:35 -0400
Message-ID: <4541F73B.7000103@metalab.unc.edu>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org

I love the section and h elements in XHTML 2. Over the years, little has 
been as problematic in HTML for me as deriving sections from the 
position of the h1/h2/h3 elements. Yes, it can be done; but it's always 
painful and I frequently need to do it. Having real sections is a big plus.

Is there any chance that the h1/h2/h3 family could just be removed 
completely from XHTML 2? I'm not sure they're really necessary any more. 
For backwards compatibility, there are lots of problematic parts of 
XHTML 2. Maybe we should just jettison the whole h1/h2/h3 mess, and 
start over clean?

I know classic HTML isn't going away, but at least we could start clean 
with XHTML 2.

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