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Re: descriptive titles

From: Makoto Ueki <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:51:01 +0900
Message-ID: <29e2613a0608290550ib419634ka92cfb75f36a8a78@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-wcag-teamb@w3.org

Just to let you know.

JIS has a guideline on the page title as the following:
Guideline 5.2 e)
A page shall have a title which enables users to identify content of the page.

Information :
Many voice browsers first read the title information of the page.
When information provided as title is not appropriate, or no title is
provided, a user may not be able to determine whether it is the
page the user intended to read, until entire page content is read.
Thus, title information is important. Page titles are also used
when the page is added to the bookmark, and users cannot identify
the page unless the title provides information which identifies
content of the page. Also, when frames are used, be sure that the
titles are provided, as titles of their pages which consist of frames
often do not appear on the screen of browser.

Example :
In HTML, specify a title specific to each page using the title element in
the head element. Additional markup should be specified. Make page
specific titles unique. For page specific titles which can be the same,
provide additional information to make it easier to understand.

If identical page specific titles are used, content of the page cannot
be identified. Voice browser users cannot identify the page by listening
only to the title.

If the title element is empty, the address of the page is displayed
and users are unable to identify the page content. It makes it difficult
for voice browser users to understand.

2006/8/28, Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>:
> Some definitions of "describe", from [1]:
> 1. to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of: He
> described the accident very carefully.
> 2. to pronounce, as by a designating term, phrase, or the like; label: There
> are few people who may be described as geniuses.
> 3. to indicate; be a sign of; denote: Conceit, in many cases, describes a
> state of serious emotional insecurity.
> 4. to represent or delineate by a picture or figure.
> 5. Geometry. to draw or trace the outline of: to describe an arc.
> Hopefully this will stimulate some thought on definitions of "description"
> that might be objectively measurable(???), or have we given up on using
> "description"?
> Thanks and best wishes
> Tim Boland NIST
> [1]:
> http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=describe&x=17&y=16
> At 06:09 PM 8/25/2006 -0700, you wrote:
> Team B has the action item to come up with a revised description of the How
> To Meet  info and techniques if we want to change to Web Units have
> descriptive titles . Can you propose how we would change the current info?
> Brainstorming and examples would be a fine place to start. Makoto, does JIS
> have any information that we could use for this?
> Thanks, Loretta
> Loretta Guarino Reid
> lguarino@adobe.com
> Adobe Systems, Acrobat Engineering


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