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Re: breadcrumb navigation


From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Nov 29, 2004 10:39AM

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

Well, accessing content is most important. ;o)

> Perhaps the CSS mantra of seperating 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 s
> and s and a document becomes little more than a bunch of bytes.

No one is suggesting such a thing. HTML should be used to format the logical
structure (semantics) of the content. Not the visual layout of the page. By
default, the browser *will* render the content visually based on the
semantic markup.

A tag is absolutely semantic. A can go either way.

That's not that you can't use HTML as a visual markup tool, but sticking to
the separation of content and presentation as best as you can is only a plus
for accessibility.