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Re: Validity constraints on <section>

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:00:23 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2nbKkLzaaVscm8n8Q8JKxo74QR6AbwZnUsvt5RsaovF9A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk>
On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 7:48 AM, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:

> On 21.3.2013 21:36, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> > I've seen slide templates use <section> for every slide. Now, most slides
> > do have a heading, but some don't because they are an image only or a
> > continuation of the previous page or something else. I don't think that's
> > misuse.
> But without heading such section would be unlikely candidate for
> document outline -- how it will be presented here if it doesn't have title?

Without an explicit heading, it would probably just have a placeholder text
like [no heading] and people can assume from the rest of the outline what
may be in that section - in particular a continuation.

> > How about something more constructive such as an explicit <outline>
> element
> > that creates a table of contents through the outline algorithm.
> What will be purpose of this element? It should be used inside
> headingless section to provide content for outline algorithm?

I look at it like a book's table of contents. It could have its own section
or be used before any sections start. In books, the table of contents often
has its own section and is listed in the table of contents. It would create
a shadow dom with links to all the sections. In books they would also have
page number - when printing such a Web page, page numbers could be added,
but for online viewing they would just be links.

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