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Re: One list item in a list


From: Rakesh P
Date: Sep 23, 2014 12:38PM

Thanks all for your inputs. I have published the article on my blog at

Thanks & Regards
On 9/20/14, Hans Hillen < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> A one-item list or even a no-item lists conveys to the user that this is a
> structure capable of containing a group of items. It lets the user know
> that at any other time there may be more items there and the content is
> enumerabe. Like Jared said: if you have a list, say a to-do list, and you
> check off items until you get to the last item, that doesn't mean it stops
> becoming a list.
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 7:53 AM, Mallory van Achterberg <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 12:20:25PM -0600, Jared Smith wrote:
>> > Rakesh wrote:
>> >
>> > > I was so far of the thought that a HTML list should contain more than
>> > > 2 list items.
>> >
>> > My wife and I share a shopping list and I pick up the groceries on the
>> > way home from work. It currently has one item - lettuce. Yet it's
>> > still a shopping list.
>> >
>> > I admit it is a bit atypical for a list to only have one item - and
>> > there is overhead that should be considered for developers, sighted
>> > users, and screen reader users when encountering a list with one item
>> > (and for me when stopping at the grocer for only lettuce) - but
>> > there's nothing that prohibits this.
>> I have lists on our e-commerce platforms where there may only be one
>> item available until a user logs in. Since it's a list of things users
>> can do regarding a product, they do belong in the same list, but some
>> options only make sense for users who are also logged in.
>> _mallory
>> >> >> >>
> > > >