<hgroup> Is Obsolete: Goodbye!

From HTML5Doctor comes the news — the <hgroup> tag is obsolete and is not to be used.

The spec., rather an “Editor’s Draft”, offers advice on how to mark-up subheadings using here-to-stay elements, under the subheading “Common idioms without dedicated elements”.

For example, use this mark-up…


[css]<header>
<h3 style="background-color:#E3E3E3;padding:1em;">3D films set for
popularity slide </h3>
<p>First drop in 3D box office projected for this year
despite hotly tipped summer blockbusters, according to
Fitch Ratings report</p>
</header>[/css]

…to get this display:

3D films set for popularity slide

First drop in 3D box office projected for this year despite hotly tipped summer blockbusters, according to Fitch Ratings report

Can’t say I’m going to miss it.