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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>
    <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>
    <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.

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

    Jonathan Worent 

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