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Re: H1

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 07:15:25 +0000
To: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
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: <20030213071525.GA32752@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 12:39:56AM +0200, Sampo Syreeni wrote:
| 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.

Precisely. Article One and Article Two are of equal importance. I have 
given them both the same level of importance -- <h2/>. Note that "Daily 
News" doesn't have any snipped text directly below it.

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

Or better still:

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

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

Or better yet:
<h1>Libertarianism Debate</h1>
<h2>The case against libertarianism</h2>
<div>[whathaveyou]</div>
<h2>The case for libertarianism</h2>
<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).

It's clearly about libertarianism. How can a page containing two things -- 
an argument for, and an argument against libertarianism claim to be 
anything but a page about libertarianism (couldn't you have chosen an 
easier word to type? The case for/against fish?).

So the <h1/> should contain a heading for the entire page -- "Fish Debate" 
and the <h2/> elements mark out the beginning of each major section.

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