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Unable to validate paragraph within section tag!

So, I have attempted to validate my code using W3C Validator https://validator.w3.org/ . I kept getting errors for the paragraph inside the section tags. I get the following error:

"Warning: Section lacks heading. Consider using h2-h6 elements to add identifying headings to all sections."

Once I changed the <p> to <h2> it validated successfully without errors.

Is this something that changed with HTML5 syntax after the video?

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

No. Keep in mind that a warning is not an error. W3C is just pointing out that it's considered good practice to include a h1-h6 element (or headline) to give structure to your document. This helps screen readers and other software determine the importance of certain elements in the DOM.


Awesome! Thanks for that wonderful explanation!