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Re: Current suggestion for subheading isn't accessible

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 09:58:02 +0100
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To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>
> Although I don't want to get too philosophical here...what *is* a
> subheading, exactly? Is there any unambiguous definition?



that's part of the issue I also think we are twisting ourselves in knots
over an issue that is frankly less important than many of the other
accessibility issues we could spend time working on.

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Regards

SteveF
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On 8 May 2013 09:46, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:

> 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<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*
>
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