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RE: <section>, <body> and the H1 debate

From: Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design <nigel@miswebdesign.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:32:36 -0000
To: "kelvSYC" <kelvsyc@shaw.ca>, "W3 HTML Mailing List" <www-html@w3.org>, "Devon Y." <vehementpetal@hotmail.com>
Message-ID: <BFECLKEDIHDIPFDEBCFNOEECDLAA.nigel@miswebdesign.com>

> >> (What I propose)
> >> <head>
> >>   ...
> >> </head>
> >> <body>
> >>   <h>...</h>
> >> </body>
> >
> > Relying on URL's for window titles goofs up a documents'
> accessibility IMHO.
>
> It's meant to be a fallback mechanism.  I believe accessibility is, in the
> end, something that has to be human-checked.
>
> > Also,  what about the documents that need or want a window
> title different
> > from the content in the <h>'s?
>
> Can you cite some examples?  I might be able to answer this
> question with a
> few of them.

The obvious example to me is where you have:

<title>Site Name: Page Heading</title>
<h1>Page Heading</h1>

I mentioned before that I believe the benefit of this is that it allows for
better control of search engine listings and bookmark lists as the site the
page is from is immediately identified, but the page is not cluttered with
the site name. Better usability is possible.
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