[whatwg] Menus, fallback, and backwards compatibility: ideas wanted
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 8 17:29:59 PST 2005
On Thu, 8 Dec 2005, Nathan Heagy wrote:
> I wasn't actually suggesting <li> be merged with <menu>, just that your
> definition of menu as "A list of available options" was too broad to be
> the criteria for defining <menu>.
Ah, indeed. Yes, I agree my definition was too broad, I was just trying to
show that <menubar> and <context-menu> and <toolbar> et al were all the
same thing, not so much trying to come up with an actual definition of
menus. :-) (My definition actually came from The American Heritage
Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, fwiw.)
> The feature of ribbon I was specifically thinking of was the way chunks
> collapse when space isn't available. The ribbon is segmented into
> smaller toolbars such as "arrange". When the window is narrow and it
> can't display all the chunks some of them collapse into a single menu.
Ooh, interesting. There isn't any reason <menu> couldn't be implemented
this way, though; the document just gives the semantics not the
presentation. Something to consider when writing up the Rendering section
of the spec, though, and in a CSS context.
> More information on this aspect of ribbon here:
Thanks, will look at this.
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