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Re: [whatwg] Document.title for SVG documents

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:29:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1404012027040.21310@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Tue, 1 Apr 2014, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Feb 2014, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> >>
> >> An even simpler solution would be to say "we choose the first 
> >> <html:title> or <svg:title> in document order". That has the nice 
> >> property that we align SVG and HTML more.
> >
> > This seems to not quite match the SVG semantics, unfortunately.
> 
> Does it break existing content? If not, why not ask the SVG spec to be 
> changed? The thread was started by one of the SVG spec editors after 
> all.

Dirk and heycam's replies to your original e-mail here suggest that this 
is not really viable. I mean, it'd be like changing document.title in 
HTML to point to the first title="" attribute in the document if it came 
before the first <title>.

Anyway, what the spec ended up saying is in some ways even simpler, since 
it only looks one level deep for SVG rather than doing a deep tree search.

(Is this the kind of change that you would have liked pre-flighted? I can 
revert the change and put out an announcement if you like. I'm not yet 
sure I exactly understand what kinds of changes fall into this category.)

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