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Re: headings


From: Chris Heilmann
Date: Feb 18, 2005 6:38AM

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: lists38 [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
>> Sent: 18 February 2005 12:13
>> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] headings
>> ...
>> 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.
> Perhaps you could explain that statement a little - I can't immediately
> think
> of any reason why it is wrong. (But then it is Friday, so my brain is a
> little frazzled and I'm probably missing something obvious.)

Headlines structure a document, not a web site.

Furthermore, they are a navigational aid for assistive technology inside
the current document.

Chris Heilmann
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