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Re: Heading levels


From: Al Sparber
Date: Jun 25, 2006 1:00PM

From: "zara" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> its because you have gone from <h3> back to <h2>. You can't
>> back-track up a level, so working down a page you can't have <h3>
>> on
>> line N then on line Q put <h2>, it would have to be <h4> as 4
>> follows
>> 3 numerically speaking.
> Also, the W3C "The global structure of an HTML document" indicates :
> "Some people consider skipping heading levels to be bad practice.
> They accept H1 H2 H1 while they do not accept H1 H3 H1 since the
> heading level H2 is skipped."
> So there does not seem to be a clear disapproval in this document of
> what Mr. Sparber is proposing. The example he has provided seems
> quite logical in that it is clear that the H3s following each H2 are
> subsection titles relating to the section.

Thank you Catherine.