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RE: H1

From: Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design <nigel@miswebdesign.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 22:23:43 -0000
To: "Sampo Syreeni" <decoy@iki.fi>
Cc: "Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BFECLKEDIHDIPFDEBCFNMELDDKAA.nigel@miswebdesign.com>

> What I'm thinking is, paper conventions are catching up on you...
> ;)

lol, probably :)


MIS Web Design

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ssyreeni@cc.helsinki.fi [mailto:ssyreeni@cc.helsinki.fi]On Behalf
> Of Sampo Syreeni
> Sent: 12 February 2003 22:19
> To: Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design
> Cc: Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]; www-html@w3.org
> Subject: RE: H1
> On 2003-02-12, Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design uttered to Sampo Syreeni:
> >Nothing, but I'm writing an article for beginners so I want to start them
> >out on the right foot.
> True. However, I think it's a misconception that everything on a page (or
> in a document) should cover a single, identifiable subject. Take news
> pages, weblogs, corpora or the like. They all present many unrelated
> topics, and not always something that can be unified under a single
> heading.
> The point about H1's and TITLE's is a valid one, too. I usually take
> head>title to be a meta-topic, and as such not necessarily something we'd
> want the user to see. There are situations where you'd want your document
> to have a single topic, not visible to the larger crowd, but still
> affecting classification and searches, while all the while having multiple
> top-level, visible titles that differ from the meta one. H1 is a visible
> title, though, and forbidding more than one at the top level would seem to
> me an arbitrary restriction -- there's no reason why one couldn't have a
> document with many unrelated subtopics, and no unifying higher level
> heading. What I'm thinking is, paper conventions are catching up on you...
> ;)
> To sum, your comments might apply to TITLE. I don't think they do to H1's.
> --
> Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy - mailto:decoy@iki.fi, tel:+358-50-5756111
> student/math+cs/helsinki university, http://www.iki.fi/~decoy/front
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