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[#830] Requirement for page title should be level 2 or level 1

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 14:24:38 -0400
Message-ID: <D9ABD8212AFB094C855045AD80FB40DD033FB9AF@1wfmail.watchfire.com>
To: "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

When mapping HTML techniques to WCAG success criteria, we mapped the
requirement
to use a <title> element to the point "Supplying a unique title for each
page or
resource that can be accessed independently" [1]. This is a bullet point in
a
level 3 success criterion requiring that there be a statement that certain
things were considered. We believe the requirement to provide a title for
each
document should not be something the author should consider, it should
simply be
a guideline requirement. It also should be at a higher level than level 3. I
would like to see it at level 1, but at least it needs to be at level 2,
because
there is another success criterion for guideline 3.1 that says "Page titles
are
informative" [2]. Currently the situation is that the requirement to make
the
title informative is level 2 but the requirement to provide the title (which
you
want to make informative) is level 3.

[1]
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20040602.html#navigation-mechanism
s-additional-structure
[2]
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20040602.html#meaning-informative-
title

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