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RE: [3.1][2.4] Informative page titles: suggested solution

From: Lee Roberts <leeroberts@roserockdesign.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 01:44:43 -0500
To: "'Web Content Guidelines'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040708064452.4CC05A1241@frink.w3.org>

I foresee many problems when this applies to dynamic content.

Shopping carts with categories having more than one page have the same
title.  It is possible to have the page title include a page number, but
that doesn't really make the title unique.

Content management systems with article categories typically have the same
titles on multiple pages.  Again, the same found in shopping carts arises.

The Meta data typically remains the same as well.

I would recommend we take this issue into consideration.  

I've tried to find ways around it and I haven't found any yet.  If someone
knows a way besides what I have described I'd like to review it.

Lee Roberts

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Subject: Re: [3.1][2.4] Informative page titles: suggested solution

Jason White writes:
 > "Every page or resource that can be accessed independently has an  >
informative title".
 > If we adopted Yvette's wording we would need to make it very clear in  >
the guidelines that if the concept of a "page" doesn't apply to the  >
content then this success criterion is not applicable, and hence  > passes.
In fact, all success criteria which do not apply to the  > content are
deemed to be satisfied by default, as we have discussed in  > relation to

Since this does not apply to all types of Web content as I argued earlier,
does that mean it has to be at level 3? I thought one of our principles was
that anything which couldn't reasonably be applied to all, or most types of
content had to move to level 3.

Of course we can alter that principle if we want to, but it would need to be
done explicitly and deliberately.

I am also not sure whether "informative" is testable in difficult cases.
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