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Re: hgroup and ARIA outline in ISSUE-129 [Was: SSUE-129: replace or modify the ARIA section of the HTML5 spec - chnage proposal and replacement spec text]

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:31:04 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=GUD9EuNO6Q13rA6U_93XaMEHohY_3wm5RfR+F@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
<bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 11:31 PM, Steve Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> i quoted it in my previous email:
>> "For the purposes of document summaries, outlines, and the like, the text of
>> hgroup elements is defined to be the text of the highest ranked h1–h6
>> element descendant of the hgroup element"
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/sections.html#the-hgroup-element
> But the spec also goes on to state (next paragraph): "Other elements
> of heading content in the hgroup element indicate subheadings or
> subtitles."
> Is your contention that this should be read as part of the previous
> paragraph (i.e. "only for the purposes of document summaries,
> outlines, and the like")?

To try to explain how I'm reading the spec: defining the extracted
text of an "hgroup" for the purpose of an outline does not change its
semantic; an "hgroup" always "represents the heading of a section."

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Monday, 29 November 2010 00:31:38 UTC

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