[whatwg] About Descendent Tags

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Sat May 2 04:40:08 PDT 2009

Ian Hickson:
> On Fri, 1 May 2009, Christoph Päper wrote:
>> Ian Hickson:
>>> I've renamed the old <header> to <hgroup>.
>> Did you consider using 'h' instead?
> I think that would be confusing for people who have heard of  
> XHTML2's <h>
> (since it is quite different; HTML5's <h1> is the better match there).

Well, "the rank of an |hgroup| element is the same as for an |h1|  
element", but to superset XHTML2's |h| more or less, |h|/|hgroup|  
would have to work, i.e. have a text for outlines, without |h#|  

   <h><h2>Foo</h2></h> and

would all have to add "Foo" as a highest rank entry to the document  
(or section) outline.

Anyhow, I just wanted to make sure the option was considered. I don't  
care much either way. It's more important that |header| now matches | 
footer| better.

(And I certainly don't want to reopen the can of worms that is |hr|,  
which I still would expect to be treated like an empty |section| (or | 
h#|/|h|/|hgroup|), not like an empty |p|, thus possibly closing  
implicit sections.)

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