Hello Everyone. I have a general critique/implementation request for a very large, complex online help database that is implemented with XHMTL/CSS. This is a question for advanced designers ... but everyone is free to chime in!The table of contents for the help is implemented being implemented in two ways for the purpose of testing. The first method uses the <ul> element to present the table of contents as a set of bullets.http://www.scenomics.com/documentation/help.stmThe second method uses <table> elements to present the contents in a more standard visual form, as you might find in a book. Table-less layout is a big deal but W3C says that tables are appropriate for tabular data. I think a table of contents qualifies.http://www.scenomics.com/documentation/commands.stmhttp://www.scenomics.com/documentation/interface.stmEither way, there are going to be a lot of nested tags. Which approach is better? As far as I can see, neither approach scales better/worse than the other.[Also, this help is under construction. You will find things that don`t yet work.]Scaling is important because there are around 500 pages already and 1000 graphics. The page count will increase over time. [The site makes heavy use of server side includes.]Some technical writers have commented that the <ul> based design doesn`t have the right look/feel for a table of contents and that the <table> based design is better.
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