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Re: breadcrumb navigation


From: michael.brockington
Date: Nov 29, 2004 10:11AM

RE: [WebAIM] breadcrumb navigation

> -----Original Message-----

> From: p.h.lauke [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]

Since we have ended up agreeing that the original suggestion of image-based

technique was not the best one in this instance, I shall make this my last

word on the subject, but I can't let this go without commenting on:

>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The code defines the logical

> relationship and hierarchies of the content. It does not

> necessarily have anything to do with the visual.

The visual (and aural occasionaly) representation is the most important

thing. Perhaps the CSS mantra of seperating&nbsp; Display from Content has gone

too far - after all one of the WCAG guidelines is to ensure that the document

remains usable with all 'features' (scripting, images and even CSS) turned

off. Remove all of the <p>s and <div>s and a document becomes little more

than a bunch of bytes.

Perhaps that's not what you meant, but you seem to be putting the cart before

the horse, although my point was that many people seem to be doing that these

days, so don't take any of this personally. (After all we know very little

about each other really...)