[whatwg] Have tabstrip / tab elements been discussed?
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Sun Aug 29 20:26:31 PDT 2010
On 2010-08-28, at 7:00 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On 28 Aug 2010, at 23:39, E.J. Zufelt wrote:
>> I am suggesting that a different tab page would not be "navigation" in the common sense, as the user is not leaving the current page, just switching contexts within the application.
> But the draft is explicit that links in a "nav" element might only switch contexts within the current page:
> "The nav element represents a section of a page that links to other pages or to parts within the page"
> It's not idiosyncratic to call tabpage-switching "navigation". Here's an example from the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library:
I believe that there is a cognitive difference between a list of navigation links, a list of controls that make up a "menu" and a list of controls that make up a tablist (to borrow terminology from ARIA). A web application, for example, may be on a page with header and footer navigation, and the application itself may have a menu system and make use of a tablist. These different lists of components are so frequently styled differently than one another that it is easy to infer a difference in meaning that is being communicated. A menu may have items to save, restore, get help, change program settings. A tabstrip may allow a user to switch between several currently open documents.
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