[whatwg] Menus, fallback, and backwards compatibility: ideas wanted
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 7 16:26:10 PST 2005
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Nathan Heagy wrote:
> > menu n. A list of available options.
> If the definition of menu is too vague then couldn't we include <ul> and
> <ol>? Especially since people make dynamic menus with these right now.
<ul> is an unordered list of items.
<ol> is an ordered list of items.
<dl> is an unordered list of name-value tuples.
<menu> is an unordered list of available command options.
They seem separate to me, I'm not sure we need to merge them further.
> However, imho ideally the menubar would be powerful enough to turn into
> something like MS Office 12's ribbon. When I consider how that might
> look in html I think that ultaflexible menus within menus would work
As I understand it the two key things about the Ribbon are that effects
are instantly previewed (requires an "onmouseover"/"onmouseout" set of
events on all commands, though not limited to mice of course) and the fact
that the ribbon is context sensitive (not hard just by showing/hiding
commands on the fly). I haven't seen it first hand though so I may be
It seems that it should be possible to implement that kind of UI with
almost any toolbar-like solution that we come up with.
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