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Re: linked list alternative to nested menus

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:19:12 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200603102319.k2ANJCb03492@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> parent item?  Do you have to listen through all the menu options 
> you've already heard in order to discover and hear the new sub-menu?

In my view, authors shouldn't have been forced to write their own browsers
for menus, but rather the menu should have been handled by a separate
document referenced by a link element (it might even have used gopher,
in which case one would have ended up with something like the proposed
structure that could be put together by the browser.  However that isn't
going to happen now.

> As an alternative, I'm considering a series of linked lists instead 
> of one complex nested list.  In the following example, the Products 

The basic problem with this is it violates the concept of a markup
language, i.e. that you take a valid plain text document and 
decorate it.  PDF does use this sort of structure, but whilst it
is textual (it looks binary only because of compression) it isn't
a markup up language.
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