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Re: headings


From: michael.brockington
Date: Feb 18, 2005 3:06AM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: drs18 [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 17 February 2005 22:06
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] headings
> Patrick wrote
> In the Accessibility Guidlines at
> it says:
> "Since some users skim through a document by navigating its headings,
> it is important to use them appropriately to convey document
> structure.
> Users should order heading elements properly. For example, in
> HTML, H2
> elements should follow H1 elements, H3 elements should follow H2
> elements, etc. Content developers should not "skip" levels (e.g., H1
> directly to H3). Do not use headings to create font effects;
> use style sheets to change font styles for example."

I'm afraid I find this advice contradictory, initially saying that you should
use headings to 'convey structure', then saying that you must use then in
strict order. In this specific case I cannot see how you can do both.



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