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Re: rationale for inclusion of hgroup in html5?

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:35:31 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimFxLAQ_C8tRrXNtB5T25ZYVirH-NWpxL+H+0SH@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi anne,

I understand that having a subheading/subtitle is quite common, What i am
seeking is detailed reasoning on why hgroup was chosen as the method to
represent the semantics of subheadings. Even some data on the use of hgroup
like container elements around heading/subheadings would be useful, for
example the example you cite:

<h1><a id="title" name="title">Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth
<h2><a id="w3c-doctype" name="w3c-doctype">W3C Recommendation 26 November

uses a <div class="head"> to go around the headings and other content, not a
div acting as a container for the heading/subheading.


On 23 January 2011 23:50, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:24:46 +0100, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
> wrote:
>> The pattern is extremely frequent on e.g. TR/ e.g.
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/xml/ The way <hgroup> is designed now it could be
>> readily applied to lots of W3C specifications. Having said that, I think we
>> should change it per James' bug.
> Which is http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11731 and sorry
> about the double e.g.
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/


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