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why headings should be =blah= for big and ==blah== for small

Kurper
2009-01-06 09:06 UTC

well first off if you edit an article and add more heading levels you dont have to change everything ALL OVER AGAIN which is lame-tastic

and secondly if you ever decide to be semantically nicer and use h1 for the highest level of headings like you should, it'd be more convenient to parse =blah= like that. also arbitrarily small headings is probably more useful than arbitrarily large ones (with html5, html5 rules).

so for instance with your way you can get anything from moderately small (=) to absurdly large (======================) whereas with the cool people way you can get from quite large (=) to absurdly small (========================)