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[whatwg] Re: <section> and headings

From: Matthew Thomas <mpt@myrealbox.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 00:00:23 +1200
Message-ID: <ABA26280-FCD7-11D8-B6B5-000A95AD3972@myrealbox.com>
On 2 Sep, 2004, at 9:42 PM, James Graham wrote:
> ...
> The "A level $level heading is missing" approach is terrible UI (for a 
> client application rather than for the validator) because the user 
> doesn't care that the markup is imperfect and has no way to fix the 
> problem anyway. So even with pure HTML4 I would expect any client app 
> to produce an outline like:
> Heading 1
> |--Heading 2
>    |--Heading 4
> As I've mentioned, I don't really think the HTML 4 heading model is 
> robust enough to create structure. Hence my desire to tweak it.
> ...

"...Therefore, while there is useful info in the [Hn elements], it is 
not uncommon for multiple [headings] in the same [branch] to have 
seemingly-contradictory [levels], so threading code must make an effort 
to do the right thing in the face of conflicting data..."

Matthew Thomas
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2004 05:00:23 UTC

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