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From: Simon Jessey
Date: Apr 30, 2003 3:27PM


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From: "John Foliot - bytown internet" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: RE: Header tag


> Look at it this way:
>
> <h1>Main Title</h1>
>
> <h2>Section 1 - Here</h2>
> <h3>This</h3>
> <h3>That</h3>
> <h3>The Other</h3>
>
> <h2>Section 2 - There</h2>
> <h3>This</h3>
> <h3>That</h3>
> <h3>The Other</h3>
> <h4>An Alternative Other</h4>
>
> <h2>Section 3 - Anywhere</h2>
> <h3>This</h3>
> <h3>That</h3>
> <h3>The Other</h3>
>
> Is perfectly valid, legitimate and semantically correct. If a validation
> tool "fails" this, the tool is flawed.
>


Hmmm. That looks like it should be marked up as a list, not a series of
cascading headings. An ordered list with unordered lists in each list item
would do nicely, and would be still more semantically correct, would it not?

I can see where you are going with it, but I still think that moving up and
down heading levels feels wrong somehow. XHTML2.0 partially corrects this
problem by introducing a <section>...</section> element that partly governs
the seniority of headings. Unfortunately, I think XHTML 2.0 in its current
form is a flawed proposal for a number of reasons.


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