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Re: Why hgroup?

From: Stephen Stewart <carisenda@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 03:42:45 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTik8sw=OMtHe7CXne2Eni-42fOGKggDGWNG4B0GK@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG LIST <public-html@w3.org>

Just to point out the obvious, headlines aren't always constructed as
a title over subtitle. Some of the examples in The Editor's Toolbox[1]
might be useful for discussion.

Overall while it's possible to do all kinds of headlines without a
grouping element in my experience it's more elegant and useful to have
one. If <hgroup> is confusing people then maybe name it <headline>, or
change the name of <header> to <banner>, or keep it how it is and give
clearer examples in the spec (though I think the spec is pretty clear
as it is).

[1] http://goo.gl/5wCVt


On 6 January 2011 17:17, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> What advantages does <hgroup> offer over a <subtitle> or <subheading> or <whatever> element?
> <h1>heading</h1>
> <whatever>subtitle</whatever>
> Regards
> Stevef

Stephen Stewart
Received on Friday, 7 January 2011 03:46:55 UTC

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