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Re: headings


From: michael.brockington
Date: Feb 18, 2005 3:00AM

I don't think that this is a problem with the validators - I remember this
conversation, or something similar, a few months back, and if I remember
The spec says that an H4 should not come before an H3, but very little else..
Whatever the intention, there is nothing that says that you must start with
an H1, or that the next level must then be an H2, rather than an H3.
In this case, I believe that consistancy is the important factor, so if a
sub-heading equates to H3 on one file because H1, H2 have already been used,
then it should equate to an H3 on a different file as well.
As a further, practical argument, what will happen if you ever offer a
'print-friendly' (or similar) version where the contents of one document,
which is normally split into several files, is then munged back together? You
don't want to have the document structure change half way through.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: karen [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 17 February 2005 21:57
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] headings
> Do you know Patrick, I'll have to admit that I've not tried
> to put a into a web page on it's own and then run it
> through the validators! But from what I've understood it's
> best to have a followed by and so on for each page.
> Even if they're just repeating headings that appeared on
> another page, it helps the user understand what the is a
> sub-heading of within the website (especially for users who
> haven't started on page 1) for
> example:
> Title of the website
> Title of this section
> Title of this page
> Thanks for reminding me that validators aren't perfect :-)
> All the best
> Karen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redux [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 17 February 2005 21:41
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] headings
> karen wrote:
> > To correctly valid your web page you cannot have a appear on a
> > web
> page
> > without a and a preceding it.
> What validation are we talking about? W3C's XHTML validator? In that
> case, I'm afraid that's not correct...it will quite happily accept an
> even without higher level headings before it. Of course, if it's
> valid from a logic/structure point of view is another matter
> entirely...
> --
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