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Re: Navigation List Issues

From: <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 12:10:55 +0800
Message-ID: <1091247055.410b1bcfb0ee5@mail.iinet.net.au>
To: "R. Douglas Ezell" <rdouglas@iglou.com>
Cc: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>

Quoting "R. Douglas Ezell" <rdouglas@iglou.com>:
> The current structure of navigation lists leave me with several questions.

<snip>example navigation list</snip>

> 1. How do you address only the links of a navigation list directly? They 
> do not have a dedicated containing element to do so.

  What?  Yes they do, <nl> is their containing element.

 If I wanted to 
> apply a style to the list items, would I have to address each one 
> individually? What if I wanted a simple outset border around just the 
> list items of a navigation list?

  nl li[href] { border: 2px outset black; }

> 3. Is the navigation list meant to be a menu bar or a menu, or am I 
> misinterpretting its structure entirely. Clearly they do not seem to 
> possess the rquisite structure for either to me.

The list can be presented as a menu bar if you wish, or a side menu,
or whatever else you can think of.  The structure is intended for any type of
navigation list such as a table of contents, site navigation, a blog roll, or

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Saturday, 31 July 2004 00:11:35 UTC

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