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Re: List Headings in Navigation Panels

From: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 22:20:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1660258460.1360320.1518128419352@mail.yahoo.com>
 Thanks, Jim! I hope it becomes part of the 5.2 spec--it would be a big help.
    On Thursday, February 8, 2018, 3:27:15 PM EST, Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu> wrote:  
 would be the perfect place for the <lh> element. List header https://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/listheader.html. Alas it died with HTML3
though there has been some thinking lately...2017 - https://discourse.wicg.io/t/proposal-list-head-caption-title/1832
2016 - https://stevefaulkner.github.io/lt-element/   (list title element)
I think it would be a useful element.
On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 11:25 AM, Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi All--
I'm wondering what you consider best coding practice for list headings in navigation panels.    
   - It would seem that <hx> would make the most sense, but adds a lot of clutter.   

   - tabindex="0" provides the advantage of focus and findability, but does not seem appropriate since it doesn't open or activate anything.   

   - <dl> doesn't seem right either, since the items in a list for nav are not definitions.   

   - Adding sections with headings seems even more cumbersome.
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Suggestions? Many thanks.

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