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Re: unique titles / headings Re: 3.2

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 10:34:59 +1000
Message-ID: <16715.33459.281086.314289@jdc.local>
To: Web Content Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Someone in an earlier thread wrote:
 > 
 > >> For example, I still do not agree that unique page titles can not be
 > >> level one, and I think there is a fair amount of agreement on this
 > >
Let me register my opposition to requiring "page titles", or anything
analogous, at level 1, except in metadata where they do not constrain
the presentation of the content. If the author is using "Content
Selection for Device Independence", it is possible to include/exclude
titles for some presentations but not others depending on the delivery
context; again this does not constrain the presentation and can be
effected at level 1.

What I am opposed to is requiring HTML (or SVG or other formats')
TITLE elements to be non-empty as a level 1 success criterion. Not
only does this violate the definition of level 1, which I support, but
it also has dubious benefit, since automatically generated titles are
often likely to be uninformative.

All of this was covered in depth at recent meetings; I just wanted to
reiterate some of the major points now that it is has resurfaced on
the list.
Received on Saturday, 18 September 2004 00:36:00 UTC

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