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Re: constraining author use headings to indicate subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines

From: Leif H. Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 15:05:06 +0200
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <VjGk2Lbs1hpJ.MFWRZ49V@smtp.domeneshop.no>
Is it a validatable rule or can the author save his/her ass by declaring intent to add sub section?

Leif H Silli

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Fra: Steve Faulkner
Sendt:  06.05.2013, 09:48 
Til: HTMLWG WG
Emne: constraining author use headings to indicate subheadings, subtitles,  alternative titles and taglines


hi all,

the following text was recently added to the spec as a note [1]:

"Note: Do not use h1–h6 elements to markup subheadings, subtitles,
alternative titles and taglines unless they are intended to be the heading
for a new section or subsection."

feedback has been submitted [2] that suggests the wording is unclear and
the intent is unclear (is it advice or a requirement?)

My thoughts are that the text should be recast as an author requirement:

"Authors must not use h1–h6 elements to markup subheadings, subtitles,
alternative titles and taglines unless they are intended to be the heading
for a new section or subsection."

comments and feedback welcome!

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/common-idioms.html#sub-head

[2] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21920
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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
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