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Re: Breadcrumbs

From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 22:39:49 +0200
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Patrick wrote:
I'd say that it should be an ORDERED list...

My comment:
An ordered list is just a list using numbers or letters. They are not
necessarily in order of importance or hierarchy.

I agree with Mike that it is not necessary to use nested lists for
breadcrumb menus. In a main menu with items and sub items nested list
should be used for the benefit of screen readers, etc. But a breadcrumb
trail is perfectly understandable for all without using nested lists.

I would even say that it is not necessary to use list elements for a
simple breadcrumb menu. Too few items and too informal in nature. At
least if a main menu also exists.

We should most often go for the simplest solution that is more than good
enough. Just because we spot a relationship it is not always necessary
or overkill to mark it up as such.

Best regards,
Jesper Tverskov

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