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Re: Headings in dialogs.


From: Don Mauck
Date: Aug 22, 2012 1:14PM

My take on headings in general is that if you can look at the page and see that it is a new section that should require a heading. Also if there is a goodly portion of text that might not be found using a paragraph keystroke than a heading won't hurt. I don't know why you would want to have h1 headings then skip and have an h3 heading, however I guess that's not terrible. I don't know that it violates any accessibility standard per say.
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From: Ramya Sethuraman [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:08 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Headings in dialogs.


Does it make sense to use a heading (h1-h6) to indicate the main title of a
dialog (like a dojo dialog)? The reason I ask is, if we used say h3 to
indicate the title of the dialog, then when the dialog is dismissed, is it
ok to have a missing heading level on the page assuming h3 is not used
elsewhere on the page?