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Re: section/heading reformulation

From: Jonathan Worent <jworent@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 08:27:36 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20060804152736.19804.qmail@web32207.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>



--- Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> > 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.
> 
> Sections are nested, so while this is valid, it is not the typical
> usage. This would be more in line with what I've seen:
> 
> <section>
>   <h>Heading 1</h>
>   <p>Text</p>
>   <section>
>     <h>Heading 1.1</h>
>     <p>Text</p>
>   </section>
>   <section>
>     <h>Heading 1.2</h>
>     <p>Text</p>
>   </section>
> </section>
> 
> <section>
>   <h>Heading 2</h>
>   <p>Text</p>
>   <section>
>     <h>Heading 2.1</h>
>     <p>Text</p>
>   </section>
>   <section>
>     <h>Heading 2.2</h>
>     <p>Text</p>
>   </section>
> </section>
> -- 
> 
> Orion Adrian
> 
>
That was only my interpretation of the current spec, not necessarily the way I think it should be.
In fact, I don't think it should be that way. I think it should be your way. It makes the
relationships obvious.

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