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Re: proposal: clarification of nav element

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:24:03 -0000
To: "HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.wrzd2d01h8on37@bruce-pc>
On Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:48:23 -0000, Steve Faulkner  
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> Judging from comments on a recent blog post [1] there appears to be some
> confusion in the developer community about nav element semantics and what
> it does as implemented.
> I propose that an explanatory note be added to the current definition  
> text
> to make it clear that <nav> does not equal a list
> of navigation linksand that if a list of link is what is required then  
> use
> a list.

It seems already to say that:

"The nav element represents a section of a page that links to other pages  
or to parts within the page: a section with navigation links.

Note: Not all groups of links on a page need to be in a nav element — the  
element is primarily intended for sections that consist of major  
navigation blocks. "

Or do you means something like "A list of links that are not navigation  
around the site or page - for example, a list of sponsored links, a list  
of "other reading" or allied sites, should not be <nav>" ?

Bruce Lawson
Open standards evangelist
Developer Relations Team

Received on Monday, 4 February 2013 12:24:36 UTC

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