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[whatwg] Menus, fallback, and backwards compatibility: ideas wanted

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 22:18:48 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512072218120.7669@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > >
> > > I just had a thought that maybe this could be marked up by including 
> > > the <menu> within the <head> element... However, this would only be 
> > > possible in XHTML documents.
> > 
> > Yeah, in HTML it would force the <body> to open. An option for XHTML, 
> > indeed.
> 
> It could still be done in HTML by modifying the DOM to move it from the 
> body to the head using a script.  UAs without script would just get a 
> regular menu within the page, which isn't bad fallback.

True. This isn't really in scope for HTML5 IMHO, though.

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