In the following MWE, titles have no displayed number, but sections (the second level) are still numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, because the titles have an internal number.
I would like the sections to ignore the title above them, and to simply be numbered 1, 2, etc.
(Titles have an internal number so that they can be included in the Table of Contents. This code comes from my answer to this question. I don't trust that answer completely, by the way.)
\setuphead[title][ incrementnumber=yes, % keep an internal title counter+list number=no] % don't display the counter \title First title % no number displayed \section A section % 1.1, should be 1 \subsection A subsection % 1.1.1, should be 1.1
Some setups take the option
\setupcaptions, for example, and
\setupheads, however, does not accept it, and I don't know whether sections numbers are managed as enumerations or as numberings or something else.