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7.8. Menu Lists
The menu list is yet another specialized form of the unordered list. Like
<dir> , it is deprecated in the HTML 4 and XHTML standards, so we don't
recommend using it.[ <ul>, 7.1.1 ]
7.8.1. The <menu> Tag (Deprecated)
The <menu> tag displays a list of short choices to the reader, such as a
menu of links to other documents. The browser may use a special (typic-
ally more compact) representation of items in a menu list compared with
the general unordered list, or even use some sort of graphical pull-down
menu to implement the menu list. If the list items are short enough, the
browser may even display them in a multicolumn format and may not
precede each list item with a bullet.
Like an unordered list, define the menu list items with the <li> tag. When
used within a menu list, however, the <li> tag may not contain any block
elements, including paragraphs, other lists, preformatted text, or forms.
Compare the following source text and display ( Figure 7-10 ) with the dir-
ectory ( Figure 7-9 ) and unordered ( Figure 7-1 ) list displays presented
earlier in the chapter:
Some popular kumquat recipes include:
<li>Pickled Kumquats</li>
<li>'Quats and 'Kraut (a holiday favorite!)</li>
There are many more to please every palate!
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