In my question Most maintainable way to make page with one top half and alternative bottom halves selected by tabs?, I've asked about making a page with, as the title says, alternative bottom parts selected by tabs. There are various modules (Quick Tabs, Panels Tabs, etc.) that do tabs. But I have found that core Drupal itself has a feature for adding tabbed menus to Views pages. It's explained for example at Randy "Wilson" Brown's Drupal: How To Add A Tab To A Views Page. Why only to a Views page?
And — suppose I try to use these menus to select between things that really aren't views. For example, suppose I try to set up a page that has three tabs called "Photo 1", "Photo 2", and "Photo 3", each of which selects a different photo of my cat. I don't know whether I can make the views menus do this, but should I even try? Or is it likely to lead to problems, for example by being hard to do and maintain?
(Added a few days after posting) I'm adding the paragraphs below to clarify the spirit of what I'm asking.
I've coded with many languages and libraries where, to get a job done, you must "pervert" them because they lack the features needed to do the job cleanly. One example is passing primitive types by reference in Java. Suppose you want to write a method that takes an 'int' parameter and gives it a new value. You can't do that cleanly, because Java lacks call-by-reference for primitive types. But you can fudge it by giving your method an integer array parameter and passing your 'int' in an array. It works because arrays are compound entities, and Java passes those by reference. But it's bad, because arrays are intended for storing sequences, and you're misusing them for something else. It makes the code harder to read.
How does this relate to Drupal? I've come across several articles, in blogs and elsewhere, which appear to be doing the same kind of thing with views. For example, there's a post by Ron Golan at https: //www.urbaninsight.com/2013/11/01/views-menu-tabs-quick-guide which uses views to tab between different tabbed pages about a coffee grinder. One of these tabbed pages is a photo of the coffee grinder. In my mind, that's not a "natural" thing to use views for, because they are, in essence, database queries. And you don't need database queries in order to place one photo whose identity you know in advance.
Therefore, I suspect Golan is using views because he wanted their tabbed menus. When I see something like that, I have to think like an engineer and ask: somebody clever thought this trick worth using. Why? Why didn't he use a more direct technique? Is it because the trick, though perverse, is less risky than other techniques? For example, because it will not collapse if I update my Drupal or my jQuery. If I didn't ask such questions, I'd be betraying my client, because I'm ignoring information that might indicate dangers in some of my tools.