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Re: Current suggestion for subheading isn't accessible

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 09:46:14 +0100
Message-ID: <518A10D6.7090402@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 08/05/2013 09:39, Steve Faulkner wrote:
> Hi Olaf,
> I think you have hit the nail on the head.
> I many cases, the parts of a title delineated as a subtitle are just
> differences in visual style (also alluded to by Duff)
> We also appear to be forgetting the words themselves in the equation and
> what information they convey.
> As for the use of punctuation, its seems that if they cannot be used as
> a reliable indicator of meaning (as Ian suggests) then we are doomed.

Although I don't want to get too philosophical here...what *is* a 
subheading, exactly? Is there any unambiguous definition? Looking 
randomly at, say, http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/subheading doesn't give 
me anything beyond suggesting that a construct like

<h1>The Lord of the Rings</h1>
<h2>The Two Towers</h2>

may be as good a solution as any. *ducks*

Patrick H. Lauke
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