Sectioning root{3}

by Jamal A
The web is constantly evolving. New and advanced websites are being created every day, pushing the limits of HTML in every direction. The HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the original language of the World Wide Web. HTML 4 has been around for nearly a decade.  However, HTML 5 was introduced not too long ago and It helped developers to create more exciting websites and applications, it enhances a wide range of features including “form controls, API, multimedia, structure, and semantics”. The article I read talks about sectioning root in HTML5. “A sectioning root is a part of the document that defines a root or top level section”. The author of this article, Jennifer Kyrnin, explained that the content in a sectioning root will not appear in the main site outline. Meaning, HTML creates automated outlines of every page. But in order to create the outline, it needs to know what elements can be outlined and which ones cannot. In reality you would not need an outline of the head section of the document, because that does not display to readers.  So the most common sectioning root that most web pages will have is the body element. I think it is important to remember that the first heading element that is found inside a sectioning element is considered to be the heading for that section.

This article relates to class because it discusses the same topic that we are covering in the class. I think it’s a great way to enhance your knowledge because I believe that whatever we cannot learn in the class we can learn by reading these articles that are related to your class subjects.  This article was kind of hard to comprehend in the beginning because I did not know what sectioning root was, but after reading this article I have a better understanding of it. This article was very informative and I really learned a lot from this article.


Kyrnin, J. (2012, February 27). HTML5 Sectioning Roots. Web Design – HTML XML – Web Development – Web Site Design. Retrieved April 15, 2012, from