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Re: Tabgroup and Tab

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 21:13:04 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200506072013.j57KD5i02446@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> This isn't a very good name, it seems to be very much geared to

<tab> was also an HTML 3.0 element, if I remember correctly, and
with a different meaning..

> describing the rendering, not the meaning.

I totally agree.  I think it should be rejected because it is 

> The *meaning* seems little different from <div> (or the proposed
> <section>) and <a>, while the visual effect I assume you intend can be
> achieved with CSS and JavaScript.

My feeling was that tab was fieldset and the attribute of tab was the
legend element.  In HTML 4.01, tabgroup would have to be whatever
was the immediate enclosing block level container.

Incidentally having legend as an element is much more consistent
with the recent discussion on the abuse of attributes than having
a tabname attribute.

I think it could be argued that fieldset is too presentational; I suspect
it is gone in XHTML 2.

Incidentally, the proposer really needs to be talking to WHATWG, not W3C if
they want minor tweaks to HTML 4.01.
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