Re: ISO and HTML

Patrick Nepper (Neppster@compuserve.com)
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 16:17:31 -0400


Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 16:17:31 -0400
From: Patrick Nepper <Neppster@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: ISO and HTML
To: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <199704061617_MC2-13D6-3C63@compuserve.com>

I'd like to correct myself on the following:

Wed, 2 Apr 1997 18:17:08:
>>DIR and MENU have not found market acceptance >after several years. They
>>should not even be in HTML 3.2 which was >supposed to describe "current
>>practice."
>
>Am I wrong or is it a bad idea to remove DIR and MENU completely?
>The difference between DIR, MENU and normal ULists has always been
>its content.
>If you want to automatically evaluate documents and for example search for
>all docs containing DIRs or extract these DIRs, this job will be hard to
>fulfill if you just
>have ULs, where the tag says nothing about its content.

It is not correct to say that omitting DIR and MENU causes problems.
An easy way to solve this problem would be:

<UL CLASS="menu|dir">
...
</UL>

So, there's no problem. Furthermore one could change the display of 
MENU/DIR-class ULs using a CSS Stylesheet.

Patrick Nepper
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