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Re: Heading or Not?


From: Jared Smith
Date: Mar 28, 2013 4:45PM

This is a very interesting question. I don't think there is a "right"
answer. If the text in question were standing alone, I probably would
not mark it up as a heading. There would be little additional utility
provided to users by having this text in a list of headings or making
it navigable.

If, however, there were multiple sections (maybe one for vegetables
and one for grains), then I'd be more likely to mark all of them up as
headings because differentiating them semantically could be useful.

In the end, there's very little difference to the user.

Interestingly, HTML3 had a <lh> (list header) element designed exactly
for this type of thing, but it never caught hold -