[whatwg] Question on (new) header and hgroup
kornel at geekhood.net
Sat Jun 6 06:02:41 PDT 2009
On Sat, 06 Jun 2009 04:00:28 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> I don't think <hgroup> will be used often enough to justify calling it
> just <h>.
Ok, but what about <subheader>? (<subtitle>, <tagline>?)
The purpose of <hgroup> is to imply that <hx> is a subtitle. That's quite
an indirection. An explicit element would be easier to understand:
<subheader>Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb<subheader>
Also it could accept only phrasing content, so it would be easier for
validators to catch when authors confuse it with <header>.
It doesn't require changes to styling of <hx>, and can be given
appropriate size with "h1 + subheader" CSS selector.
regards, Kornel Lesinski
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