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Re: [XHTML 2] removal of navigation list element

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 09:59:49 -0500
Message-ID: <429C7BE5.20802@aptest.com>
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Jim Ley wrote:

>The fact that the specification doesn't say it is?  the fact that it uses 
>the word collection, whereas for ordered it uses the word "sequence" - Of 
>course the actual specification like so much else is so underspecified that 
>we can't really say.
>However, if you're right, and it is ordered, then the fact you can't have 
>unordered navigation is still of a concern to me.
Navigation lists are definitely ordered.  "Collection" in this context 
is not a formal mathematical term.  However, as it seems confusing, I 
have changed the source to now read:

    Navigation lists are intended to be used to define lists of
    selectable items for ordered presentation in a "navigation" menu.

I also think we should add an assertion at this point that indicates 
menu items are presented in document order.

I appreciate that there is no "unordered" navigation menu, but I don't 
even know what that might mean.

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Received on Tuesday, 31 May 2005 15:00:01 UTC

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