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

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 17:16:43 -0500
To: "'Michael Cooper'" <michaelc@watchfire.com>, "'WAI GL (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000002136582@spamarrest.com>

I think the problem with this one was that not all content has a 'page'.  So
there was a question of how it would have a 'title'.    Some pages were
dynamic and it wasn't clear how much of the page had to change before the
title of the page should be changed.   And it if were a very variable page,
how would the titles be changed to all be unique and meaningful.

There was another issue but I can't pull it to mind.

I'm not speaking for or against this -- but listing some of the issues to
bring them into the more recent record.

Thanks Michael

 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


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


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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