The section element

Hello guys,

With my Nvu hat on, the section element is a problem to me. It does not
give me enough power or flexibility and requires exactly the same amount
of JS code ol-plain-flat-html code required in the past. Let me give you
a concrete example seen a zillion times on the web :

      <h4><img src="l.gif" alt="T">he raise of a new standard</h4>
      <p>bla bla bla</p>

First I would like the DOM interface for section to retrieve for me the
title of the section if any. When I say the title, I am not saying that
the result here should be

    he raise of a new standard

I need and want

    The raise of a new standard

See what I mean ?

Furthermore, I think the model for section is not enough. It clearly
assumes the title of a section is always IN the section itself. This is
clearly not the case when your document outline lies outline of the main
flow. I recommend changing as follows :

   if a section element has an attribute 'headerref' then this attribute
   contains the URL of an element being the header of the section ;
   otherwise the header is as originally proposed the first heading
   element inside the section. For example :

     <a href="section1.html" id="TheRaiseOfANewStandard">The raise
        of a new standard</a>
   <section headerref="#TheRaiseOfANewStandard">
     <h6>this is **not** the section's header</h6>
     <p>bla bla bla bla</p>

That way, it's still possible to retrieve the outline of the document
from the sections w/o looking at the navigation boxes.

(please, no religious comment about the name 'headerref', I just DO NOT
  care about the name, I want the feature)


Received on Monday, 12 November 2007 14:34:41 UTC