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Re: Quality Tips suggestion: Use <h1> for titles

From: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 10:37:19 -0600 (MDT)
To: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
cc: www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.10.10109161029330.68026-100000@measurement-factory.com>
On Sat, 15 Sep 2001, Aaron Swartz wrote:

> Often, webmasters will use an 
> <tt>&lt;h2&gt;</tt> element instead, to make the heading 
> smaller. This is incorrect, <a 
> href="http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/">Cascading Style Sheets</a> 
> should be used to create this effect.</p>

In my world, many browsers either do not support CSS, support it
incorrectly, or have that support turned off. I also do not have
resources or desire to generate different HTML for different browsers;
nor that approach works reliably. For these reasons, I have to ignore
virtually any "use CSS instead" advice.

My counter-advice would be: 

	Often, webmasters have to use <h2> for first-level titles.
	When processing HTML documents, do not assume that the first
	heading level is <h1>.


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