[whatwg] Menus, fallback, and backwards compatibility: ideas wanted
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 7 14:17:10 PST 2005
On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> That's not a menu. It's a MENUBAR.
What's the difference?
I would argue that the following are all the same:
* pull-down menus
* drop-down menus
* context menus
They're just different presentations of the same underlying concept:
lists of commands or options.
menu n. A list of available options.
This is why I think it makes sense to use one menu to describe all of
Now, there is a small difference between context menus and the others in
the list above in that context menus are irrelevant until activated on
specific items, so we need a way to mark them. There's also a practical
difference between <menu> as implemented today and <menu> as we want it to
work (with natively implemented dynamic UI), so we need a way to mark
those too. This is why I was thinking of an attribute on <menu>.
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