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[whatwg] Sections, headers, and styling

From: Eduard Pascual <herenvardo@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 23:33:33 +0000
Message-ID: <6ea53250811111533s524ad4bbme10080deebb74bfb@mail.gmail.com>
It is a quite common practice on current web pages to style the h1..h6
elements to have them blend properly with the overall style of a site.
For HTML4/XHTML1 documents this is quite trivial; but with HTML5 the
"number part" of the heading element doesn't reliably define the
actual heading level anymore (specially when dealing with server-side
includes and / or user-provided content). I have tried to figure out
some CSS selectors to handle this task with HTML 5 documents and they
go completely crazy before getting anywhere near to being accurate:
there is an insane ammount of element-nesting combinations to keep
track of. Is there any sane way to deal with this basic need?

Greetings,
Eduard Pascual
Received on Tuesday, 11 November 2008 15:33:33 UTC

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