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Re: headings


From: drs18
Date: Feb 18, 2005 4:07AM

On Feb 18, 2005, at 5:05 AM, michael.brockington wrote:
> 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.

If you can not skip, starting with H3 is skipping both H1 and H2. If
you start with H3, the H1 and H2 must be implied, (assumed from another
document) or the tags are being used for style alone.

Since unlike a numbered bound print document web pages can be linked to
in any order, my logic says spelling out the implied headings on each
page is a good practice. If I was designing a print document (I often
do) that for some reason would have tabs and be accessed in a
non-linear fashion, I would include previous "implied" headings in
small type at the top of each page.

David R. Stong
Microcomputer Information Specialist (Graphic Designer),
Education Technology Services, a unit of
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Information Technology Services
The Pennsylvania State University
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