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Re: headings


From: Chris Heilmann
Date: Feb 21, 2005 10:19AM

> My thoughts:
> The index/home page of a site will usually have a h1 that details the
> name of the website. This is because the index/home page usually does
> nothing other than act as a splash screen with an introduction nobody
> reads and links which everyone hurriedly pursues.

Many usability people will disagree with you there. A home page that is
nothing but a splash page is bad. But for our problem, you are right.

> BUT! What if you have a user using a text-based browser who has
> disabled hyperlinking and images?!

What good would that be? I don't know any browser that has hyperlinking
disabled, after all links was the new thing to make the web an interactive
interlinked media. The only way to turn off links is to make them
dependent on scripting. I couldn't think of any reason why a user would
want to turn off links - or how to do that.

Chris Heilmann
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