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Re: Tabbed Interfaces in CSS

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:52:15 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0904210952p7aec7c95td0b3f7a1df84b807@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> And actually, the more I think about it, the more appropriate I believe it
> is to have the "tab" near or within the "card" it is associated with. You
> have to consider that without styling the HTML should still make sense, and
> it doesn't so much if all the labels for each card are separated from the
> blocks representing the cards.

I agree *if* a pure-CSS interaction is used.  In that case the older
display:stack/card/tab solution is best, because it degrades to a
perfectly normal page.

If tabs can be separated from cards in the markup, then I think the
mechanism *has* to be link-target-based, so that it degrades into
links to the appropriate section on the page, which is still sensical
and somewhat useful.

(Andrew, Giovanni, I'm getting to emails for you.)

Received on Tuesday, 21 April 2009 16:53:01 UTC

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