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Re: linked list alternative to nested menus

From: Paul Novitski <paul@juniperwebcraft.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 16:21:55 -0800
Message-Id: <6.2.3.4.2.20060310160409.046172a8@spamarrest.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At 03:19 PM 3/10/2006, David Woolley wrote:
> > 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.


Wow.  It sounds like you're asserting that if I put any content in my 
document that would not be there if it weren't a Hypertext Markup 
Language document, I'm violating the concept of a markup 
language.  Do you mean that the things we commonly refer to as 
navigation menus don't belong on web pages?  For example, a table of 
contents hyperlinked to the contents?  Or a summary table of contents 
linked to a more detailed table of contents hyperlinked to the contents?

If I'm understanding you correctly then I suspect that you and I are 
swinging from the branches of different trees, possibly even in 
different forests.  But I'm probably just misconstruing your 
intention, so please elucidate.

Thanks,
Paul  
Received on Saturday, 11 March 2006 00:22:20 GMT

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