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Re: IDs? and classes

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 11:32:45 -0400
Message-ID: <3947A59D.C1DCB4D0@w3.org>
To: pjenkins@us.ibm.com
CC: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
pjenkins@us.ibm.com wrote:
> 
> Why can't we just suggest a new block element <nav>?  The element could
> contain layout tables, maps, or lists for example.  UA could then treat
> <nav> as "chucks" or blocks of information that the user could skip over if
> desired.  Authors could then apply style to <nav> etc.

This is <map>, isn't it? We changed HTML 4.01 to make it clearer
that this was the purpose of <map> [1]:

     The MAP element specifies a client-side image map   
     (or other navigation mechanism) that may be associated
     with another elements (IMG, OBJECT, or INPUT). An image map 
     is associated with an element via the element's
     usemap attribute. The MAP element may be used without an 
     associated image for general navigation mechanisms.

 - Ian

P.S. Forgive me if this comment is out of context; I haven't read the
thread in detail...

[1]
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/objects.html#edef-MAP

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