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Should 'Breadcrumbs' be a list?

 
 
Andrew
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      09-25-2006
Hi,

I was pottering around on my 'hobby' site today and changed the site
navigation to a modified breadcrumb type. (Following a previous
alt.html discussion about decreasing the amount of navigation on each
and every page.)

But if was to be semantically correct should I make this a styled
unordered list? Or am I getting a little fussy

An example:

http://www.andrews-corner.org/homer.html

Not a critical problem but I would like the site well grounded before
I start adding a host of new material

Thanks for anybody who can help,

Andrew
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Adrienne Boswell
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      09-25-2006
Gazing into my crystal ball I observed Andrew
<sorry.no.email@post_NG.com> writing in
news:(E-Mail Removed):

> Hi,
>
> I was pottering around on my 'hobby' site today and changed the site
> navigation to a modified breadcrumb type. (Following a previous
> alt.html discussion about decreasing the amount of navigation on each
> and every page.)
>
> But if was to be semantically correct should I make this a styled
> unordered list? Or am I getting a little fussy
>
> An example:
>
> http://www.andrews-corner.org/homer.html
>
> Not a critical problem but I would like the site well grounded before
> I start adding a host of new material
>
> Thanks for anybody who can help,
>
> Andrew


That's what I do. Your list looks fine. The only thing that I do
differently:
<ul>
<li>You are here</li>
<li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="section1.html">Section</a></li>
<li><a href="subsection.html">Subsection</a></li>
<li class="theend">This page</li>
</ul>

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Leif K-Brooks
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      09-25-2006
Adrienne Boswell wrote:
> <ul>
> <li>You are here</li>
> <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
> <li><a href="section1.html">Section</a></li>
> <li><a href="subsection.html">Subsection</a></li>
> <li class="theend">This page</li>
> </ul>


I would say the first item belongs in a heading above the list, not as
part of the list.
 
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dorayme
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      09-25-2006
In article <45175640$0$19904$(E-Mail Removed)>,
Leif K-Brooks <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Adrienne Boswell wrote:
> > <ul>
> > <li>You are here</li>
> > <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
> > <li><a href="section1.html">Section</a></li>
> > <li><a href="subsection.html">Subsection</a></li>
> > <li class="theend">This page</li>
> > </ul>

>
> I would say the first item belongs in a heading above the list, not as
> part of the list.


A bit hard to say... the list is of where you are in relation to
where you have been or could have been naturally. And so seems
fine enough in this case.

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Leif K-Brooks
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      09-25-2006
dorayme wrote:
> In article <45175640$0$19904$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Leif K-Brooks <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> Adrienne Boswell wrote:
>>> <ul>
>>> <li>You are here</li>
>>> <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
>>> <li><a href="section1.html">Section</a></li>
>>> <li><a href="subsection.html">Subsection</a></li>
>>> <li class="theend">This page</li>
>>> </ul>

>> I would say the first item belongs in a heading above the list, not as
>> part of the list.

>
> A bit hard to say... the list is of where you are in relation to
> where you have been or could have been naturally. And so seems
> fine enough in this case.


But the text 'You are here' is a _description_ of a list showing where
you've been, not part of that list. You haven't been to, and can't ever
be at, a page called 'You are here'.
 
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David Dorward
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      09-25-2006
Andrew wrote:

> But if was to be semantically correct should I make this a styled
> unordered list?


Isn't the list in the order of the page hierarchy? So shouldn't it be an
ordered list?



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Andrew
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      09-25-2006
On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 08:06:03 +0100, David Dorward <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>Andrew wrote:
>
>> But if was to be semantically correct should I make this a styled
>> unordered list?

>
>Isn't the list in the order of the page hierarchy? So shouldn't it be an
>ordered list?


Hi David,

That makes so much sense that I have changed the navigation to an
ordered list! Thanks for pointing out what looks to me like great
logic.

Regards,

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richard
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      09-25-2006

"Leif K-Brooks" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:451764d3$0$19916$(E-Mail Removed)...
> dorayme wrote:
>> In article <45175640$0$19904$(E-Mail Removed)>,
>> Leif K-Brooks <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>> Adrienne Boswell wrote:
>>>> <ul>
>>>> <li>You are here</li>
>>>> <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
>>>> <li><a href="section1.html">Section</a></li>
>>>> <li><a href="subsection.html">Subsection</a></li>
>>>> <li class="theend">This page</li>
>>>> </ul>
>>> I would say the first item belongs in a heading above the list, not as
>>> part of the list.

>>
>> A bit hard to say... the list is of where you are in relation to where
>> you have been or could have been naturally. And so seems fine enough in
>> this case.

>
> But the text 'You are here' is a _description_ of a list showing where
> you've been, not part of that list. You haven't been to, and can't ever be
> at, a page called 'You are here'.


What if "you are here" shows you to be on page 32 and not the home page?

 
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Leif K-Brooks
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      09-25-2006
richard wrote:
> "Leif K-Brooks" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:451764d3$0$19916$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> But the text 'You are here' is a _description_ of a list showing where
>> you've been, not part of that list. You haven't been to, and can't
>> ever be at, a page called 'You are here'.

>
> What if "you are here" shows you to be on page 32 and not the home page?


What the hell does that have to do with anything?
 
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jojo
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      09-25-2006
Leif K-Brooks wrote:
>>> But the text 'You are here' is a _description_ of a list showing
>>> where you've been, not part of that list. You haven't been to, and
>>> can't ever be at, a page called 'You are here'.

>>
>> What if "you are here" shows you to be on page 32 and not the home page?

>
> What the hell does that have to do with anything?


it has to do with what dorayme said: > A bit hard to say... the list is
of *where you are* in relation to
> *where you have been* or could have been naturally. And so seems
> fine enough in this case.


 
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