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

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Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 18:13:47 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Peter Winnberg <peter.winnberg@gmail.com> 2011-05-09 18:13:46 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> No, I said that "In nearly all older browsers, the only difference between <h1>
> and <h2> is the CSS that applies to them".  Opera does pay attention to them in
> a limited fashion if you turn on a setting.  Other browsers don't at all,
> though some extensions that third parties have written do.  
> The WCAG guidelines were written before explicit sectioning was added to HTML,
> and thus cannot be looked to for advice on how to deal with explicit
> sectioning.  In any case, the WCAG Techniques document is not a browser
> implementation, it's a set of advice.

And of course, you're absolutely correct, the WCAG is not a browser
implementation. But I thought that would be enough for you to understand that
this is important in the context of assistive technology ( which is
*implemented* ). In addition to the support in mainstream user agents.

If needed I could try to track down specific implementations, but that should
not really be needed because all I wanted added was a small note that using
only h1 + section does have disadvantages. I am not asking for any major

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