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Re: H1

From: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 00:39:56 +0200 (EET)
To: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
cc: Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design <nigel@miswebdesign.com>, "Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.51.0302130034310.19019@kruuna.Helsinki.FI>

On 2003-02-12, Toby A Inkster uttered to Sampo Syreeni:

><h1>Daily News</h1>
><h2>Article One</h2>
>[snip]
><h2>Article Two</h2>
>[snip]

There's no daily news. There are just parallel news, of equal importance.
There's no essential reason why they should be presented in chronological
sequence, for instance.

><h1>Joe Smith's Web Log</h1>
><h2>Tuesday</h2>
>[snip]
><h2>Monday</h2>
>[snip]

Sure. But how about...

<section>
<h>Joe Smith's blog chronologically</h>
[whathaveyou]
</section>
<section>
<h>Joe Smiths's blog by subject</h>
[whathaveyou]
</section>

...or its XHTML1 counterpart?

>IMHO, using more than one <h1/> element on a page is plain sloppy.

How about...

<h1>The case against libertarianism</h1>
<div>[whathaveyou][/div]
<h1>The case for libertarianism</h1>
<div>[whathaveyou]</div>

? There's no common topic (the document isn't about libertarianism per se,
or cases for or against it, but about a bivalent opinion about the thing;
at best, some futuristic display agent might show the thing as two
parallel columns without a common unifying topic, respecting the notion
that people can have more than one viewpoint on a single phenomenon).
-- 
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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