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Re: HTML title element, DC.title

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 05:56:38 +0100
To: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opskt2oojdw5l938@saturne>

On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 13:02:36 +1030, Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au> wrote:

> Hi All
> Where Dublin Core metadata is provided, embedded within a document  
> header or separately, is it true to say that the HTML <title></title>  
> element in the document header should have exactly the same content as a  
> DC.title assertion about that document?

Hmm. At the least, I would think it is a sensible default.

My reservation comes from the way that the title element is used, as  
compared to a metadata title - there is an argument to be made that an  
HTML title should be designed to be easily recognised in a web-browsing  
situtation, whereas a DC title can afford to be more "artistic" (for want  
of a decent way to explain what I mean :-( I am not sure how strong that  
argument is though.



Charles McCathieNevile                 Fundacion Sidar
charles@sidar.org                      http://www.sidar.org
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