[thelist] Hn tags

Arlen.P.Walker at jci.com Arlen.P.Walker at jci.com
Wed Jun 26 09:41:00 CDT 2002

>> When does the task at hand call for that?  I can't think of
>> any examples.
>rudy's example, early in this thread:

That reminds me of a story....

A reporter walks up to Abraham Lincoln and asks ol' Abe "If you call a tail
a leg, how many legs does a dog have?"

To which Abe calmly replied, "Four. Calling a tail a leg don't make it

Rudy called what he wanted to do a heading. Structurally speaking, it's no
such thing despite what he wants to call it. It *might* be considered a
subtitle for the page, but that's kind of problematic as CSS contains no
provisions for subtitles. I'd characterize his approach among the many
hacks we have to use because browsers don't support CSS, rather than as a
correct usage.

Alternate suggestion: probably the best CSS for the document structure
would be H1 > P:first-child. Since there's only one H1 in a doc, this would
select the first paragraph after the H1, which is what Rudy was using for
his page subtitle.

Other options are less satisfactory, but could be styled text assigned to
class "subtitle" to make it clear what the structure is.

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

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