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RE: [techs] Title attribute values for frame elements

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 09:27:33 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B7ADE7C@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Alistair Garrison" <alistair.garrison@accessinmind.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Alistair Garrison and David Dorward had the following exchange:
<blockquote>
>    Question: In HTML, would it be good if the value of a title
attribute
>    given to a frame element was the same as the value for the title
element
>    found on the page being loaded by that frame element.

No. When the document loaded in a frame changes, the title attribute
would (in many cases) no longer be accurate.
</blockquote>
I agree with David's response. I think the title attribute on the
<frame> element should identify the purpose or function of the frame
(e.g., "navigation," "main content," etc.); the <title> element for the
document presented in the frame should be descriptive for that document,
as per our success criteria.

John
<blockquote>



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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Alistair Garrison
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:12 am
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: [techs] Title attribute values for frame elements



Of course... I was just on a call, so didn't think it through properly. 

Thanks...

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of David Dorward
Sent: 23 February 2005 17:54
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: [techs] Title attribute values for frame elements


On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 05:51:16PM +0100, Alistair Garrison wrote:
>    Question: In HTML, would it be good if the value of a title
attribute
>    given to a frame element was the same as the value for the title
element
>    found on the page being loaded by that frame element.

No. When the document loaded in a frame changes, the title attribute
would (in many cases) no longer be accurate.

-- 
David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:27:34 GMT

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