Re: [dev] content vs navigation in the web

From: markus schnalke <>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 08:43:23 +0100

[2009-11-08 22:47] Martin Swift <>
> On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 03:18:23PM +0100, markus schnalke wrote:
> > Why do people use lists, which take a line for each item? It's easy to
> > do it without lists and thus having the items of one level all in a
> > line.
> First of all, people use lists because they are a sensible way to
> structure a /list/ of items.


> Secondly, there is nothing inherent about
> the list that demands that they be displayed one item per line --
> that's just a sensible default and this is one of the reasons why we
> have CSS.

No. List items are block elements (like <h1>); they are meant to
expand to the whole line and break text above and beyond.

CSS has only the ability to transform block elements into non-block
elements and the other way round.

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