Why haven't I seen the <menu> element before?
Why does everyone recommend people markup the menu's in <ul>'s if there's a <menu> tag for that?
Because it can't contain block level elements validly?
I found it was deprecated on another page in the reference..
Then re-instated in HTML5 - standards are funny old things.
<menu> Is To Be Used For A List Of Commands And Is An Interactive Element And More Likely To Be Used Exclusively In Web Applications.
The <menu> tag was deprecated, as it wasn't felt to be particularly useful. It does not work consistently across different browsers, and it is not advisable to use it - <ul> does the job perfectly OK.
In HTML5, there will be a new <nav> element that adds the semantics of a navigation menu to the structure of a list.
Stevie, then why is the menu tag in the html5 spec? check my links above?
Ok, so in HTML5 <nav> for navigation, <menu> for things like a toolbar. Sounds pretty straight-forward to me.