So <HGROUP> Is Back In HTML 5, And Dumb As Ever!

Jason Knight
CodeX
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5 min readDec 3, 2022

Well over a decade ago when the WhatWG was first working on HTML 5 they introduced the <hgroup> tag to group together numbered headings for things like title and tagline. This immediately raised the ire of people who understood HTML semantics since putting H1+H2 together that way is ignorant broken nonsense. Many — myself included — took it as proof alongside acceptance of <embed> into the spec, their

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