[thelist] Re: Hn tags

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 25 10:44:18 CDT 2002

> From: "fstorr" <fffrancis at fstorr.demon.co.uk>
> Okay, so this is good.  Being structurally "picky" I suppose there
> should definitely be only 1 H1 tag on a page, maybe one H2, and then
> as many of the "lesser" Hn tags as needed. But what if you then need
> to back up an Hn level?  From, say, H3 to H2 - is this allowed?  From
> what I've read so far, there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer,
> it depends on author preference.  Even this from the html spec:

actually, according the ISO HTML i posted, yes, that is allowed...

> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#edef-H1 "Some people
> consider skipping heading levels to be bad practice. They accept H1 H2
> H1 while they do not accept H1 H3 H1 since the heading level H2 is
> skipped."
> There's a degree of "fluffyness" there that just seems to say "use
> whatever you want, it's up to you".

the fact that people are discussing this means that they are,
ideally, using <h#> for structural purposes, and not because it's a
particular size or weight... and that's a good thing, IMO...

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