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Note about "Document Outline" recommendation

From: Brian Seymour <abdel.irada@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 05:29:41 -0800
Message-ID: <CABsid2D+DMf-1cMYbxozmpBAf5Zumst0_v+DPSiYmKxvKREDeA@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
After validating a page, I found this at the bottom of the validation page:

"Document Outline

Below is an outline for this document, automatically generated from
the heading tags (<h1> through <h6>.)

            [H3] Marxism, Inc.?
    [H1] 'We will bury you -- and then sell your remains forever'

If this does not look like a real outline, it is likely that the
heading tags are not being used properly. (Headings should reflect the
logical structure of the document; they should not be used simply to
add emphasis, or to change the font size.)

If you want to examine the semantic structure of your documents,
beyond the outline, try the Semantic data extractor."

I'm writing to tell you that this is a valid and intentional style. In
journalism, it's called a "kicker headline."
Received on Friday, 2 December 2011 15:37:05 UTC

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