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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Jan 8 17:01:53 PST 2006

On Sun, 1 Jan 2006, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> > 
> > If we're trying to solve the "problem" of displaying the link 
> > navigation twice (once in the page and once in the browser UI) then 
> > I'm not convinced that's a problem, or that we should be solving it.
> It's a problem because it wastes valuable screen space and as long as it 
> does waste valuable screen space there is not enough incentive for Web 
> publishers to bother to offer something like LINK or nav {display:meta}.

I'm not convinced that authors feel that screen space is valuable, or 
that they would want to hide their navigation if the navigation was 
integrated into the UA's chrome. Nor am I convinced that if it was 
integrated into the UA's chrome in a usable fashion, that it would take 
less room than it would if styled by the author of the page.

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