HTML5 ranked headings for screen readers

One of the challenges of moving to HTML5 is headings. With HTML4 it was all quite straightforward. You sequentially nested <h1> through <h6> tags to create a logical hierarchy of content on the page. Screen readers reported each heading exactly as they found it, and that was that. For example:

<body><h1>Heading 1 (reported as level 1)</h1><div><h2>Heading 2 (reported as level 2)</h2><p>...</p><h3>Heading 3 (reported as level 3)</h3><p>...</p></div>...</body>

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