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[whatwg] Have tabstrip / tab elements been discussed?

From: E.J. Zufelt <lists@zufelt.ca>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 00:54:06 -0400
Message-ID: <8A34D61D-437F-4482-AF5C-66DC9E325E74@zufelt.ca>
Good evening,

I am rather new to this list and am curious if anytime recently there has been discussion about adding tabstrip and tab elements to the html5 spec?  The concept of a tabstrip is a rather commonly used UI component on the web (web-applications, content management systems, facetted searches) and it would be particularly useful for accessibility if we could communicate the semantics of the tabstrip through markup.

My definition for a tabstrip is a collection of items (tabs) of which one is "active" or "selected", each tab usually will perform an action when activated.

Possible markup for tabs with no function (informational only).

<tabstrip>
  <tab>Apple</tab>
  <tab selected>Orange</tab>
  <tab>Peach</tab>
</tabstrip>

For active elements like links anchor or buttons could be used within each tab.

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