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Re: should HTML have a <heading> element?

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 16:16:33 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnSbwVOtUtLsiAtsCt71fDVghZ7r5izNmnXPecjTDHtnw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Deblyn Prado <deblyn@nic.br>
Cc: Tim Gallant <intelligentdesigner@timgallantcreative.com>, Detlev Fischer <fischer@dias.de>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 9 May 2014 15:12, Deblyn Prado <deblyn@nic.br> wrote:

> But use the same <heading> element in all document will force the user to
> insert a lot of <sections> where’s not really necessary.
>

The vast majority of web pages have lots of div elements that 'are not
really necessary' they convey no meaning. from recent data, the average
number of div elements per page (from top 10,000 sites) is 155 [1]

asking developers to use sectioning elements to convey document structure,
is not such a big ask

[1]
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlVP5_A996c5dHd4eGJfVXdrYThURzdvMlpERHl3WHc&usp=drive_web#gid=0
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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
Received on Friday, 9 May 2014 15:17:40 UTC

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