[whatwg] <h1> to <h6> in <body>
mpt at myrealbox.com
Thu Mar 31 04:24:31 PST 2005
First, I don't understand why section 2.4 of the Web Apps spec exists --
or sections 2.3, 2.5, 2.6.2, or 2.7. None of these seem to have nothing
to do with "eas[ing] the authoring of Web-based applications", or even
anything to do with Web-based applications at all. They would make more
sense in a separate HTML Semantic Redefinitions spec.
Having said that ...
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2005, Brad Fults wrote:
> > Firstly, I don't think a paragraph preceding a section header should
> > be associated with that section. For instance, if one puts a
> > commentary before a book (and thus before Chapter 1), the commentary
> > isn't meant to be part of Chapter 1.
> So what would it be associated with?
The document as a whole.
> (And wouldn't the first header in a book be the book's title,
> which it _would_ make sense for the paragraph to be associated with?)
The first header, sure, but that wouldn't be an <h1>, that would be a
<title>. If you're putting an entire book in one HTML file, you're not
optimizing for Web access, so you can use <title> for the actual title
rather than for a context-independent title+description+publisher mishmash.
> I'm concerned that if we imply a section before the first header,
> a lot of documents are going to end up with implied first sections
> that will look silly in outliners.
Some outliners have root elements, some don't. Some outliners don't even
allow sections at all, just bulleted/numbered items. I don't know why
you're trying to design for one particular kind of outliner.
> A lot of documents have things before their main header, if only
> advertising, introductory paragraphs, or the like.
Which certainly don't belong to the first chapter.
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