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Two top-level headings?

From: Barney Carroll <barney.carroll@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 14:24:01 +0000
Message-Id: <472577830911280248w4526cbddibddb17b819ee1a79@mail.gmail.com>
To: site-comments@w3.org

It used to be that the w3 site used a single <h1> on each page, for  
the document title: on the front page this was the site title, W3C,  
and on lower level pages this would be the description of that  
particular document's content, eg, 'XHTML™ 1.1 - Module-based XHTML' ;  
the proper use of numbered headings has always been contentious, but  
conventional wisdom has it that one of these two (site title or  
document title) was the best candidate for any given page - what has  
always been pretty much unanimous was that there should only be one,  
and that although the structural application of <h#> tags didn't  
explicitly reflect this, they should be hierarchical, with one top- 
level (<h1>) element per page.

The re-designed pages now use two top-level headings, one for the W3C  
logo and one for the document's title. Do you have any insight on what  
the rationale behind this might be?

Barney Carroll

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