Re: You mean Heading tags? Or tables? Or, or ...|
From Max on 11 July '98
adding to You mean Heading tags? Or tables? Or, or ... posted by Nicholas
>Also, something I suspect, but haven't proven, is that SEs are biased in favor of HTML tags that indicate structure.
>You mean Heading tags?
Yes, heading tags, used according to the SGML rules: strictly indicating the relative importance of text. For example,
the paragraph immediately after H1, with an SGML-compliant text indexing program, will be considered more important than
any text under a lesser heading.
With tables, the official tags for headings and captions are given more weight than anything in the contents of a cell -
I'm not sure what happpens to H1 inside a table, but I think it would lose some of its importance.