[thelist] A question of semantics and tags

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Tue Oct 20 17:31:00 CDT 2009

I 'm sure the responses will be situationally applicable.  Websites have 
many different organizational methods/structure.

With many templates I see a banner with an <h1> tag with either a 
business name or logo that links to home.

Then you have columns or modules and main content.  With an <h1> already 
in the banner and perhaps an <h2> reserved for a slogan, would you start 
another <h1> in the main content?

Launching further, with Joomla and the corePHP blog component, by 
default you give the blog a title which of course is enclosed in <h1> tags.

In this scenario you could have something like:

<div id="banner">
    <h1>business name</h1>
<div id="content_header">
    <h1>blog title (i.e. Paul's Super Fantastic WebLog)</h1>
    <h2>blog slogan</h2>
<div id="blog_entry_title">
    <h1>Smelling like a Rose</h1>
    <h2>Paragraph title, etc</h2>

What I am wondering about of this is a logical structure or even 
relevant?  Of course this supposedly talks to SEO as well.

It feels like an unbalanced weighing method.


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