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From Juan Jose Pablos <>
Subject Re: What are tabs? (Re: how to use a subdirectory)
Date Fri, 16 May 2003 13:18:20 GMT

> I'm not creating the concept.  It already exists, which is why we have
> tabs.xml, and why it is separate from book.xml.

Is there anywhere where there is a definition of tabs?

> This is the model I think Forrest is currently implementing.  Nothing
> sacred about it, but what are the alternatives?  Make every top-level
> menu entry a tab?  Fine, that can be implemented easily in tabs2menu.xsl.
> But very soon, people will complain that they don't want a tab for every
> top-level entry, and you'll have to invent a way of excluding entries.
> This will end up as an inverse of tabs.xml: a file of exclusions, instead
> of inclusions.  Have we really gained much?

I agree with this,tabs are tabs and should not be used instead of a 
horizontal menu.Tabs needs to be defined, so would be useful to add this 
to site.xml?

<tab href="site:comunity:howto"/>

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