[whatwg] Function "Active Menu"

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 8 15:50:57 PST 2011

On Sat, 7 May 2011, José Lucas Teixeira de Oliveira wrote:
> I think there should be a way to bind a link tag "<nav>" with a 
> "<article>" specific, creating a function of "active menu" automatically 
> in HTML5. What is your opinion?

On Sat, 7 May 2011, Kit Grose wrote:
> Possibly an even more generic case for this would be when an anchor 
> tag's href attribute points to the current URL, allowing for any type of 
> content (article or otherwise) to get simple active nav item selection.

On Sat, 7 May 2011, José Lucas Teixeira de Oliveira wrote:
> I agree with you Kit, this is an even better suggestion that would 
> greatly facilitate the work of developers, save time and performance, 
> eliminating the use of other languages ​​to accomplish such a feat.

On Sat, 7 May 2011, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> I don't understand what problem you're trying to solve, or what user 
> agent behavior you are proposing.

Me either. It would be helpful to have a clearer problem description so 
that I could more adequately evaluate the proposal and determine how to 
address it, and indeed whether it is worth addressing.

On Sat, 7 May 2011, André Luís wrote:
> Recognizing that the href is the same as the current uri.
> I agree it woud be nice, but I see this as a proposal for the css wg. 
> This has pseudo-class written all over this.
> :current or something.
> Nowadays we solve this with a .current or .active class name.
> Not exactly life-changing, but useful nonetheless.

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