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RE: H1

From: Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design <nigel@miswebdesign.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 22:46:46 -0000
To: "Jared Warren" <warren@cs.queensu.ca>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BFECLKEDIHDIPFDEBCFNOELGDKAA.nigel@miswebdesign.com>

> Exactly. Which is why the *default* stylesheet can suggest some places
> it might be shown, but authors should not make any assumptions about
> where it will turn up. Just as the 2nd chapter of a book isn't titled
> "<name of book> : <title>", the page should not be either.

But when you have a book in your hand you know which book you have in your
hand, when someone sees a reference to a page either in bookmarks or search
results they need a way of knowing which book (site) it comes from. The name
of the site in the title serves this purpose.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Jared Warren
> Sent: 12 February 2003 22:42
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: H1
>
>
>
> > >After all, it is entirely arbitrary for UAs to put the contents of the
> > >TITLE element in the titlebar.
> > Not really. I'd consider TITLE to be a form of metadata,
> separate from the
> > content. It's isn't supposed to be a part of what is shown to the user,
> > but auxiliary data, perhaps shown, perhaps not shown. Kind of like
> > authorship metadata, stylesheet URI's and the ilk.
>
> Exactly. Which is why the *default* stylesheet can suggest some places
> it might be shown, but authors should not make any assumptions about
> where it will turn up. Just as the 2nd chapter of a book isn't titled
> "<name of book> : <title>", the page should not be either.
>
> > From your standpoint, then, TITLE is the first level heading and H1 the
> > second level one. From here on, it's even more natural that there are
> > multiple parallel H1's.
>
> My opinion is that H elements shall only be allowed to be the children
> of SECTIONs, and BODY's equivalent shall be TITLE. Since I almost always
> have the same or similar content in TITLE and H1 I'd prefer if the
> default was normalised. (And if you don't like the default you can
> override it -- just like the rest of the default style.)
>
> ~ Jared Warren
> Computing Science, Queen's University
>
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