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[Bug 12631] New: Note the disadvantage of using only h1 + section

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Date: Sun, 08 May 2011 07:58:55 +0000
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           Summary: Note the disadvantage of using only h1 + section
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: peter.winnberg@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

The third example in Section 4.4.11 (
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#headings-and-sections ) only uses
section and h1 elements to markup sections and headings. It is noted that
following this pattern could make the document easier to maintain which is

What isnít noted is that this is problematic because in older browsers, that
doesnít support the outline algorithm or the section element, this example
would just be a list of level 1 headings without any "subsections".

I think this disadvantage should be noted or that all examples that use this
pattern should be changed to use h2, h3, h4, h5, and h6 where appropriate in
addition to h1 to make it compatible with older browsers.

Section 4.4.6 (
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements )
have the same problem.

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