[html5] headers

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Mar 27 12:12:09 PDT 2009

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Stephen Stewart wrote:
> I was going to ask a question about the semantics and order of h1-6 headers
> within a header element but I think my particular issue is solved by this line
> in the spec:
> "Sections may contain headers of any rank, but authors are strongly encouraged
> to either use only h1 elements, or to use elements of the appropriate rank
> for the section's nesting level."

That's trying to refer to <section>s and <article>s and so forth -- within 
<header> you should feel free to use any of them, the whole <header> then 
acts like a single <h1> from a semantic standpoint.

There are a number of examples in the spec:


I'll add more later this year to clarify how <header> is used with 

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