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Re: Use of <H> tag in PDF

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From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Aug 31, 2013 3:21PM


Comments below, beginning with JS.
At 01:09 PM 8/31/2013, Alastair wrote, in part (when discussing the
use of title and h1:


>There is some duplication, but they do serve different purposes.
>
>The title is for more than just the page you've opened, it may be your
>first interaction with the site, so it often contains more information than
>the main heading of the page. (Imagine landing on page 26 of a PDF, where
>the first heading of that page and the title would be different.) Its also
>used by search engines for the link to the page.
>
>JS: It's also used when creating a bookmark/favorite, so often, the
>title and page heading should differ.


And increasingly, reading app.s like Instapaper/Pocket use this kind
of information, so it's very helpful to have both title and h1 be
specific in other (somewhat newer) contexts.

>Alastair: Typically we recommend a title includes:
>Page name | Site name | Section name
>
>The 'main' heading would only have the page name.
>
>JS: This seems most sensible to me. Thanks.


Jennifer