Re: proposal for a new html tag

Gavin Nicol (
Thu, 23 Mar 95 13:10:32 EST

>|Say - could this be implemented as a browser feature using the
>|CLASS or ROLE attribute on a <DIV> tag? Same thing on a <UL> or <OL>
>|or <DL> of course, and the there are the <Hn>s - ok generalize it:
>|any (container?) tag could potentially be an outline element.
>|This could also be controlled through stylesheets... I think folding/
>|unfolding outline levels is a browser rendering feature, not something
>|that requires net tags. It needs a well defined ROLE or CLASS or
>|something, but that should suffice.
>Exactly. This is what I understood to be the purpose of DIV (and the
>CLASS attribute in general): use the CLASS attribute to trigger al
>kinds of formatting. After all, folding is not structural, it's a
>layout style.
>In my style sheet proposal there is a property called "minimized",
>that can be applied to any element (see

Wouldn't a generalised "hide" property be more useful? Folding
could be accomplished by hiding all the children on the DIV element
(or whatever).