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Header taglines (was: Attribute level for h element?)

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 15:49:22 -0400
Message-ID: <410-22005721919492293@mindspring.com>
To: "Jasper Bryant-Greene" <jasper@bryant-greene.name>, "Kelly Miller" <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org




> [Original Message]
> From: Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper@bryant-greene.name>
>
> Kelly Miller wrote:
> > Jasper Bryant-Greene wrote:
> >> If the section has a sub-header, doesn't that represent the header 
> >> of a sub-section? [snip]
> >> 
> > Sometimes (and in that case, then what you wrote is correct).  But 
> > what about this:
> > 
> > <section> <h1>WidgetCo Inc. Posts Record Profits in 3Q 1999</h1> 
> > <h2>Industry Leader Credits Hard Work, Determination, Licensing Fees
> > as Keys to its Success</h2>
>
> I would venture that that <h2> isn't a sub-header -- more of a tagline.
> If I was marking that up, I'd probably do:
>
> <h1>WidgetCo Inc. Posts Record Profits in 3Q 1999</h1>
> <p class="tagline">Industry Leader Credits Hard Work, Determination,
> Licensing Fees as Keys to its Success</p>
>
> Although it's debatable whether the tagline is a paragraph...


If I were doing that in HTML  I'd probably do it as:
<h1>WidgetCo Inc. Posts Record Profits in 3Q 1999<br>
<small>Industry Leader Credits Hard Work, Determination,
Licensing Fees as Keys to its Success</small></h1>

The closest  XHTML2 equivalent at present would be:
<h><l>WidgetCo Inc. Posts Record Profits in 3Q 1999</l>
<l class="tagline">Industry Leader Credits Hard Work, Determination,
Licensing Fees as Keys to its Success</l></h>

It does seem to argue for the addition of some element that could
serve to differentiate between the core part of a header and a tagline.
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