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Re: section/heading reformulation

From: Jonathan Worent <jworent@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 08:07:44 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20060804150744.69402.qmail@web32215.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: mr.hartung.acc10@streber24.de
Cc: HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>

Oops hit tab, space and accidently sent that last one before I was 
finished. To the list moderator: Please remove the uncompleted message.


My interpretation may be way off but this is how I understand it:

Everything following a heading is related to that heading until 
another heading of the same rank is discovered.

There are two types of sections, explicit (using <section>) and 
implied. So for example: 
<h>heading 1</h>
<section>
    <p>It is explicitly stated that everything int this section, 
    including other sections and headings are related to the 
    previous heading</p>
    
    <h>sub heading 1</h>
    <p>it is implied that this paragraph is related to sub heading 1
    because it directly follows it</p>
    
    <h>sub heading 2</h>
    <p>we have started a new implied section that relates to sub 
    heading 2.<p>
    
    <p>This paragraph is still related to the sub heading 2.</p>
</section>
<section>
    <p>This new section means that everything within is somehow 
    different than the previous section (if it isn't there would 
    be no need to start a new section), yet still related to 
    heading 1 because a new heading of the same rank a heading 1
    was not specified.
</section>

Thats how I see it. I don't think its a good thing that this new structure can be interpreted in
different ways. The spec needs to be made more clear. An outline that the code produces might
help.


    Jonathan Worent 
     Webmaster
    www.epfmc.org
     jonathan@epfmc.org 
     jworent@yahoo.com


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