Recent mark-up chatter
I’ve contributed my two penn’orth to a couple of interesting HTML related posts. Dan posed another SimpleQuiz asking how best to mark up a numbered list of title + description pairs. I proposed a number of solutions depending on context and writing style (varying from ordered lists to definition lists with headings or strong elements). The response was vast, so as a taster it’s well worth reading Tantek’s organized analysis of the answers.
Cameron asked whether frames had a place nowadays. The response was mostly ‘no’, with folks rightly citing printing and bookmarking problems. However when these issues are not important, I maintain that frames still have an important role to play.
Slightly bizarrely, the tutorial works the technology into navigating a long article. Ryan Singer pointed out on Signals vs Noise that hiding all of an article except the bit you’re reading is not exactly a good idea, particularly as one does not have a clear idea of length or position within the article. However it is not a stretch of the imagination to see the same technique used for creating a DOM-driven tabset.