Use <h1> for top-level heading

<h1> is the HTML element for the first-level heading of a document:

Unlike the title, this element can include links, emphasis and other HTML phrase elements.

The default font size for <h1> in some browsers have, unfortunately, motivated many writers and tools to use an <h2> element in stead. This is misleading to tools that take advantage of heading structure of pages, such as Amaya's table of contents view. Consider using Cascading Style Sheets, which are designed to express the author's preferred font sizes corresponding to elements such as <h1> and <h2>

Further Reading

About the "QA Tips"

The W3C QA Tips are short documents explaining useful bits of knowledge for Web developers or designers, hosted and produced by the Quality Assurance Interest Group at W3C.

While the tips are carefully reviewed by the participants of the group, they should not be seen as anything else than informative bits of wisdom, and especially, they are not normative W3C technical specifications.

Learn more about the Tips, how to submit your own pearls of wisdom, and find all the other QA tips in the Tips Index.

Created Date: 2002-04-18 by the QA Team
contributed Sep 2001 by Aaron Swartz
Last modified $Date: 2006/11/24 01:20:24 $ by $Author: ot $