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Re: HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines Proposal the use of the section element and its potential impact on screen reader users

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 23:04:48 +0000
Message-ID: <474CA290.6070205@cfit.ie>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Terry Morris <lsnbluff@gmail.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

HI Henri,

>> This does not confer a sense of hierarchy, or document structure to the user
>> at all and my concern is that this method of marking up a document using
>> the <section> element could engender bad authoring practices.
> Some people believe that explicit sections and implied heading levels would be good for authoring once supported by clients. 

In principle, its actually a good idea. There is just a disconnect
between where we are currently at and how it could be and my concern is
that in the rush to "get there" the road will not be littered with
frustrated users wondering why things just don't work the "way they used
to"  :-)

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