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RE: [techs] tests 50, 51, 53 and 54 - title

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 10:47:16 -0500
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To: "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Test 50: What if a <title> is present but is not in the <head> section of the HTML document. Would that be a pass or a fail? I propose fail, but we might want to address it. I've seen it.

Test 51: I agree with Becky we should be clear on the difference between null (no value), whitespace (whitespace value), and non-empty (anything else). In almost all cases I treat null and whitespace values as equally problematic (the exception is <img> where I can think of reasons to have whitespace alt).

Test 53: The most common placeholder text I see is "Untitled Document", so I think we should include that. Also text like "MyCompany.com" is a very common placeholder (ok on the home page maybe but not on every page of the site) which the technique should speak to, but we can't really have a general purpose test file for that probably. Of course this confounds with the under debate requirement to have the title be unique on the site, which isn't up for discussion in this context.

Test 54: I almost got confused because while the <title> elements represent the issue of not describing the document properly, the <h1> elements don't represent that issue. Just for clarity it might be useful if the <h1> of the "fail" test file were "History of Turtles" to repeat the confusion.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Chris Ridpath
> Sent: February 7, 2005 9:56 AM
> To: WAI WCAG List
> Subject: [techs] tests 50, 51, 53 and 54 - title
> We had good success of the last group of 'fasttrack' tests [1]. After
> discussion on the list and at last weeks teleconference, I've 
> asked Wendy to
> create a straw poll so the group may accept/reject them.
> We have a publishing deadline coming up soon and I'd like to 
> get a few more
> tests accepted before then. Listed below are 4 more tests 
> that I think we
> can get through this week. Please take a look and post your 
> comments and
> suggestions to the list.
> 50 - Document contains a TITLE element.
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test50.html
> 51 - TITLE is not empty
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test51.html
> 53 - TITLE is not placeholder text
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test53.html
> 54 - TITLE describes the document.
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test54.html
> Cheers,
> Chris
> [1] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005JanMar/0341.html
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