Document Outlines in HTML 5.1

In one of my previous articles, Using Heading Elements to Create a Document Outline, I explained the importance of having valid outlines in an HTML page.

The outline for an HTML document shows the structure of the content on the page. This is useful for user agents, who can use the outline to create, for example, a table of contents for the document. This can then be used by screen readers to help people better navigate the page.

Last week, HTML 5.1 was officially released. There were a number of interesting changes made, two of which relate to how we create a valid document outline.

  • Removed: The use of nested <section> elements each with an <h1> to create an outline
  • Changed<header> and <footer> elements can be nested, if each level is within a sectioning element

Creating Document Outlines with Nested <section>Elements

In HTML 5.0, a new way of creating a document outline was introduced. It involved using only the <h1> heading rank, and instead nesting <section> elements to define nested sections within the document.

Curated by (Lifekludger)
Read full article at Source: Document Outlines in HTML 5.1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: