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RE: Question about Headings (Succesion Criteria 1.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.6, and 2.4.10)

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:02:32 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'W Reagan'" <wreagan1@yahoo.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Christophe Strobbe'" <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Message-ID: <08d301ca1acf$6d423b50$47c6b1f0$@edu>


There is a confusion here.  All of the 'Volumes' listed below would be
(should be) at the same level of heading. The use of "which" heading is
open to discussion, but what you *should* have is something more like


(<h 1>the Entire Collection "Name" [sic]</h1>)


<h 2>Volume 1</h2>

<h 2>Volume 2</h2>

<h 2>Volume 3</h2>
<h 2>Volume 4</h2>

<h 2>Volume 5</h2>

<h 2>Volume 6</h2>

<h 2>Volume 7</h2>

<h 2>Volume 8</h2>


.and further, if required:


<h 2>Volume 1</h2>

    <h 3>Topic 1 of Volume 1</h3>

    <h 3>Topic 2 of Volume 1</h3>

    <h 3>Topic 3 of Volume 1</h3>


<h 2>Volume 2</h2>

    <h 3>Topic 1 of Volume 2</h3>

    <h 3>Topic 2 of Volume 2</h3>

    <h 3>Topic 3 of Volume 2</h3>




This hierarchal structure is extremely important for overall document
comprehension and is also used (aggressively) by screen reading technology
to facilitate inter-page navigation.






John  Foliot

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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of W Reagan
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:59 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; Christophe Strobbe
Subject: Re: Question about Headings (Succesion Criteria 1.3.1, 2.4.1,
2.4.6, and 2.4.10)


Take a look at the following site
http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol4/html_no9.htm. If they used headers
"Volume 6" and "Volume 5' are a big list. My list is bigger where the text
information "might have" seven volumes. Each has its own header (h1 for
volume 1, h2 for volume 2. The question is how do I start with "Volume 7"?


Note: I recently discovered that 2.4.10 also has an issue with headers.. 


At the moment I have it set up so


Volume 1=h1

Volume 2=h2

Volume 3=h3
Volume 4=h4

Volume 5=h5

Volume 6=h6

Volume 7=h1

Volume 8=h2


Is Volume 7 and 8 set up correctly. Note: Netmechanic is partially
similary to my site.


In reality the do not use headers.


If they did, what would be the correct set up? 
--- On Tue, 8/11/09, Christophe Strobbe
<christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be> wrote:

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Re: Question about Headings (Succesion Criteria 1.3.1, 2.4.1 and
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 8:22 AM

[removed all CC'ed lists and persons, since this question is appropriate
for WAI-IG]

At 06:26 11/08/2009, W Reagan wrote:
> I have a document that contains a big list. The list has been divided
into headers (h1 through h6).

Could you explain more clearly what you have in mind?
You can have more than six *headings* (not to be confused with "headers"),
but HTML provides only six *levels of headings*..
Is your problem with the number of headings or the number of levels?

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

> However, the question I pose is this. My document requires more than six
> Currently for what "should be" the seventh header, it h1, and the eight
header is h2. This process is currently repeated for every six headers
until the document get completed.
> Do my headers fail Succesion Criteria 1.3.1, 2.4.1, and/or 2.4.6. "Even
if" it fails only one out of the three criteria's, how can it be fixed so
it does not violate the other Succession Criteria's associated with
> What should I do starting with what should be h7 to pass all the
Succesion Criterias?
> I am not sure if my situation has already passed all three Succession
Critierias associated with headers.

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