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Re: ferreting out the meaning of horizontal rules [was: RE: Bobby inaccuracy?]

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:46:33 -0800
Message-ID: <3C4505A9.2070907@munat.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Chris Croome wrote:

>><hr alt="Begin main content." />
> This is what the title="" tag is for :-)

Oops. My bad. That's what I meant. I just typed alt by mistake.

>>you can also use it without adding potentially additional
> elements like div's, eg:
> <p title="Breadcrumb navigation bar."><a href="/">home</a> / Current page</p>

Yes. I do this all the time. But using divs for the main parts of the 
page is useful. In general, however, I try to give appropriate class 
names to everything. I can always add style rules for them later. In the 
above example, I would've given the p a class like "Trail".

I've also thought about using ids more liberally. That would allow 
others to link to specific parts of pages (and occasional temporary 
by-id style rules, if necessary).

Funny you should choose a breadcrumb trail for your example. I almost 
put that in my example, but decided it was long enough already.

Charles F. Munat
Seattle, Washington
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 23:45:23 UTC

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