[whatwg] Menus, fallback, and backwards compatibility: ideas wanted

Nate H. whatwg at heagy.com
Thu Dec 15 06:33:13 PST 2005

On 12/14/05, Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 06:42:37 +0600, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> One possible solution that comes to my mind is describing a site map
> >> with some tree of nested elements, with page titles, URIs and other meta
> >> information, but without any presentational information. As this site
> >> map is common for all or most pages of a site, it could be included as
> >> an external XML resource.
> > Many people have tried this kind of thing in the past, with little
> > success. As far as I can tell, there is little interest from Web authors
> > in describing their site map (which is more a graph than a tree, and
> > which is getting all the more dynamic with things like wikis).
> Well, it's not necessary to describe the complete graph. Not many authors
> would want it.

Any chance adopting google's sitemap format would be enough? If so
then authors might be compelled to create the sitemap for google's
benefit and then repeat the benefits of the what spec's usage as well.


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