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Re: headings


From: Chris Heilmann
Date: Feb 18, 2005 5:23AM

> On Feb 18, 2005, at 6:04 AM, lists38 wrote:
> Previously I wrote
>> Since ...web pages can be linked to
>> in any order, my logic says spelling out the implied headings on each
>> page is a good practice.
> Chris replied:
>> That is what LINK is for, and you can reuse it,too:
>> http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dynanav/
> Sorry Chris- I'm an idiot. I don't understand how using the LINK in
> this fashion would help understanding or accessibility. Educate me.

The semantic idea of Link elements is that you connect the different pages
to the main site, which allows you to use all headlines in the current

A lot of developers use the H1 as the name of the site, the h2 as the
section and so on, which is simply wrong.

If you see different pages in a site as a piece of paper, LINK information
is the staples holding them together, or in your case, the headlines you
print on each paper.

The problem with browsers like internet explorer is that they don't use
the LINK data anywhere, Opera and accessible technology actually shows
them as navigation.

Chris Heilmann
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