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Re: [XHTML2] How are UAs to interpret <h> and <hx> elements?

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 04:04:37 +0200
Message-ID: <42ACE9B5.5040206@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, www-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> I'd rather the rules be the same for both body and section.  If we 
> allow multiple h elements in the body, then we should do so for section.

I agree.

>> 2. require h elements to be nested in a section and to have only one 
>> h element per section,
> If that's the case, should <h> be required to be the first child of 
> <section>?  If it's not the first child, is it still the heading for 
> any content before it?  If so, how do we then handle cases where 
> authors insert multiple headings?  How do we handle subtitles?  eg.
> <section>
>   <h id="logo" src="...">The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)</h>
>   <h id="slogan">Leading the Web to Its Full Potential...</h>
>   ...
> </section>

I don’t know whether that particular second heading would be a good 
example, but indeed, you have valid points here.

> Lastly,
> 4. Define the top level heading to be body>h, if present, or 
> body>section>h otherwise.

That would at least be difficult to express in CSS, which is an 
important technology with which XHTML 2 has to be used, and which can 
not be adapted to express this either.

I think just allowing multiple h elements in both body and section is 
probably the best general solution, but that still doesn’t ‘really’ 
solve the body case though.


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Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Received on Monday, 13 June 2005 02:04:39 UTC

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