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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: how to use a subdirectory
Date Wed, 14 May 2003 22:43:46 GMT
Juan Jose Pablos wrote:

> Nicola,

>> What about, in site.xml, making all top-level links tabs, and the 
>> contained links the navigation links?
>> In this way the site can also have more levels of tabs, it just 
>> depends on the skin on how to show them. They may even not be 
>> represented as tabs in some skins.
> so, how do you define which tabs to show/hide?
> if you use the contained links as navigation links, you use the tabs 
> like another representation of a menu isn't it?
> I think that then tabs become a horizontal menu but the only diferent is 
> that it hide all the other links that does not belong to its tab.

Yes. But we probably want this behaviour for all menus, not just 
top-level ones.  For example, see how the menus change between these two 

I assume we want to implement this click-menu-to-expand behaviour in 

So instead of redefining tabs as "top-level menus with special 
behaviour", let's fix the real problem.  That then frees us to use tabs 
as they were originally intended: as bookmarks to arbitrary locations in 
the site.


> Cheers
> Cheche

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