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Re: breadcrumb navigation


From: Patrick Lauke
Date: Nov 29, 2004 6:36AM

> From: michael.brockington

> If it wasn't structural we wouldn't be doing it.
> Read any treatise on page design (for print) and you can't
> fail to notice
> that it is accepted that whitespace, and more obviously black
> space, is as
> important to the readability of a page as the layout of the text.

In print, the layout *is* the structure, as it's a purely visual medium.
In HTML we do distinguish between the markup structure and the visual

> Are you possibly confusing the code structure with the visual
> structure of
> the page?

I think it's your use of the term "structure" that is confusing, as in
web design terms, structural and semantic are usually used to refer to
the markup, and not the presentation layer (which is merely a visual
representation of the markup structure).

But anyway...

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford