Markup: Menubars with HTML?started by Joe Gillespie on Jan 6, 2004 — RSS Feed
Is there any reason why (X)HTML does not include tags for 'dynamic' menubars? I mean, it would basically be like a drop-down list (for forms) except with subdirectories, customizable links, colors, and bullets.
Well, nothing major is going to change in HTML. XHTML is eXtensible, so there's a possibility for that to happen there but the backward compatibility could be a big problem.
Wouldn't the way to do it to be to use the existing form menu mechanism but be aable change the 'skin' with CSS? There could be a flat graphic 'skin' instead of the 3D one(s) we have now.
That brings up an interesting new topic - HTML/CSS Wish List
While a menu tag might have been useful in the context of web sites, it is not relevant for web pages (hypertext documents), but a list <ul> of links <a> is the nearest thing you can get.
Then use CSS to add presentation code so it looks like a menu bar;
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