[whatwg] Re: <section> and headings

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed Nov 17 15:17:07 PST 2004

On Nov 16, 2004, at 15:33, James Graham wrote:

> Given this list of constraints, what is the advantage of introducing
> yet-another-heading-element <h>? I don't understand what it does that
> <h1> through <h6> do not do.

<h> and <section> allow naïve inclusions, so that the content author or 
the CMS does not need to deal with heading level shifting.

IMO <h> and <section> are better than <h1> through <h6>, but I'm not 
convince that they are better enough to warrant the incompatibility. 
Besides, when you have both, the required CMS code gets even uglier 
than what is needed with only <h1> through <h6>.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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