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RE: title for empty frames

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 21:01:40 -0500
Message-Id: <200110290200.VAA1103615@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Rebecca Cox <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 08:18 PM 2001-10-28 , Rebecca Cox wrote:
>Thanks. One more question:
>Does it matter if the name and title attribute are different?  The 
>names in the code are not very informative and I would like to put in 
>title attribs that will explain things a bit more.

Rebecca: It's OK if they are different, but it's not OK if either one is
obscure and uninformative.  As Jim said, the 'name' attribute is often what
AT uses.  Can you fix the names to be more appropriate to the contents of the
frames?  This is more work, you have to track down everywhere the names appear
as _target of a link.

Jim:  Why did you put 'Frame' in name='EmptyFrame'?  What do you consider the
pros and cons of name="EmptyFrame" vs. name="Empty"?


>At 6:54 PM -0600 10/28/01, Jim Thatcher wrote:
>>On all frames I would use both title and name attribute. Also titles on the
>>frame pages. This is because currently a preponderance of assistive
>>technology is either using name or title on pages and NOT using the title
>>That said, even an empty frame will appear in frame lists, so put the
>>informative name="EmptyFrame" title="Empty Frame" for that one.
>>Accessibility Consulting
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
>>Behalf Of Rebecca Cox
>>Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 3:57 PM
>>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>Subject: title for empty frames
>>I'm fixing up frame title tags on an existing page. There seems to be
>>at least one frame in the page which is empty - sort of like a spacer
>>image. (I didn't make the page, I'm just trying to fix it up a bit,
>>so no rude comments please!)
>>Would it be best to treat this like a spacer image and give it
>><frame src="nocontent.html" title="">
>>??   Suggestions would be most welcome.
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