Re: Proposed refinements to HTML 3.0: motivations

Stephen Turner (S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk)
Fri, 24 Nov 1995 11:07:56 +0000 (GMT)


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From: Stephen Turner <S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Proposed refinements to HTML 3.0: motivations
To: MEZZETTI@pdmat1.math.unipd.it
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 11:07:56 +0000 (GMT)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <01HY05817LMQ0047G1@IPDUNIVX.UNIPD.IT> from "MEZZETTI@pdmat1.math.unipd.it" at Nov 24, 95 01:31:20 am

MEZZETTI@pdmat1.math.unipd.it wrote:
-> 
-> 3 - HEADINGS
-> ============
-> 
-> 	--A heading level must be choosen in strict hierarichical order,
-> not on the basis of a particular visual effect.-- Perfect: I totally agree with
-> this statement. Thus, I always use a level 1 heading for the title of the whole
-> document, then several level 2 headings for the title of "chapters", and so on.
-> It's not much important, but this seems inelegant to me: I feel that a level
-> --zero-- heading should be used for the title of the whole document, level 1
-> headings for the title of chapters, and so on. A typical document should
-> include at most one level 0 heading (e.g., the title of a book), or no level 0
-> headings at all (e.g., if the document contains only a chapter of a book).
-> 

Leaving elegance aside, this is impractical as it would require rewriting
most HTML documents currently in existence!

-- 
Stephen R. E. Turner
  Stochastic Networks Group, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  e-mail: sret1@cam.ac.uk  WWW: http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~sret1/home.html
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