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Re: h1/h2/h3/etc. vs. h

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 17:17:14 +0200
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, www-html-editor@w3.org
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Le vendredi 27 octobre 2006 à 17:05 +0200, Steven Pemberton a écrit :
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 14:10:35 +0200, Elliotte Harold  
> <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> > 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.
> Absolutely agree.


> > 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 personally sympathise with this point of view. However, there has been  
> some criticism of XHTML2 for not being sufficiently backwards compatible  
> (maybe because the community interested in XHTML is bimodal on this  
> issue). While getting rid of h1/h2/h3 would clean up the mess, on the  
> other hand they don't actually get in the way of the new approach.
> > I know classic HTML isn't going away, but at least we could start clean  
> > with XHTML 2.
> I hear you. I think for now we have to live with some classic flotsam,  
> only use the good stuff, and let the old stuff wither.

Just wondering... Couldn't you try to accelerate the speed with which
"old stuff withers" by marking it as "deprecated"?


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