Thank you, David, good to know, I am afraid this is an example of what made me 
pose this question :). Suppose time will solve it all!

Frances 


Op 22 nov 2011, om 16:52 heeft David Hucklesby het volgende geschreven:

> On 11/22/11 6:32 AM, Frances de Waal wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Working with the semantical HTML5 elements I keep feeling aversion
>> to the extra elements I am producing. Like the nav element, using it
>> as a container for a menu in an list does not feel as an advantage,
>> I never needed a container for the list before. I trained myself in
>> keeping the code as clean and small as possible and now I am simply
>> creating more elements.
>> 
>> How about a nav element containing just links? I can think of answer
>> myself like that a nav element may also contain a header, or contain
>> paragraph with links inside the text. So this could lead to the
>> conclusion that (with keeping in mind to never use an element unless
>> you need it) that I should only use the nav element in such cases,
>> and that a nav element around a simple list is not adding anything
>> to it but creating more code.
>> 
>> Anyone having any thoughts on this?
>> 
> 
> FWIW - I also include a heading element inside the <nav> element (or
> <div class="nav"> ). This is for the benefit of non-visual agents, or
> for cases where CSS is not applied. ("Go naked day" ???)
> 
> example:
> <nav>
>  <h2>Site Navigation</h2>
>  <ul>
>     <li><a href="??">Home</a></li>
>     ...
>  </ul>
> </nav>
> 
> This heading is not needed where convention dictates the purpose of the
> links - as in the case of a menu bar, for example. So it can be moved
> off screen or otherwise visually hidden, but available to screen readers
> etc.
> 
> HTH.
> -- 
> Cordially,
> David
> 
> 
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