cvs commit: LFS/BOOK/stylesheets/xhtml lfs-navigational.xsl

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Sun May 9 15:47:26 PDT 2004

Jeroen Coumans wrote:

> Bruce Dubbs said the following on 08-05-2004 19:38:
>> Those 'meaningless' divs provide a handle for controlling the 
>> presentation with stylesheets.  The area that is affected is the 
>> navigation links.  They are not in the xml at all.  The divs make 
>> more sense than the incorrect list (ul). I used the (br) to avoid yet 
>> another set of divs.
> You don't need those handles and the exact same presentation can be 
> achieved with ul. This is really about seperating structure/content 
> from presentation. While I agree with your following point that HTML 
> is a really poor language for expressing meaning, it doesn't mean we 
> shouldn't make the effort at all. Like you said previously, we want 
> LFS to excell in all areas, so there is no reason to neglect the HTML 
> and take the easy way out. 

I'm all for separating structure/content from presentation.  If someone 
can create the proper css file to accomplishes the goal, I'm all for 
it.  The problem is that I don't see where the presentation is correct 
using the ul structure .. at least with Mozilla.  AFAIK, Mozilla is the 
browser that is the best at standards implementation.

  -- Bruce

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