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Re: What are these "many applications" ??

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:06:37 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJGQbjuzeQ1ZHthOF7Gwbw8T0h1SVJ9Awt4T1u7zaLvy9V-T0A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ganesh J. Acharya" <ganeshjacharya@gmail.com>
Cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Which browser? Run this search -
https://www.google.com/search?q=Guideline+1.1+Text+Alternatives%3A+Provide+text+alternatives+for+any+non-text+content+so+that+it+can+be+changed+into+other+forms+people+need%2C+such+as+large+print%2C+braille%2C+speech%2C+symbols+or+simpler+language&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&safe=activeand
note the value of title element in the DOM.

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Ganesh J. Acharya <ganeshjacharya@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Google truncates results after 69 /70 characters.
>
> On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Ganesh,
>> See if these results with IE 8, IE 10, Firefox 19, and JAWS 13 help
>> (could vary with different Browser and AT combinations):
>>
>> IE 8:
>> 1. Truncates the value of the title element at 95 characters.
>> 2. JAWS 13 truncates it at 95 characters.
>>
>> IE 10:
>> 1. Truncates the value of the title element at 127 characters. However,
>> unlike IE 8 that displays it in the title bar, IE 10 reveals it on a mouse
>> over.
>> 2. JAWS 13 truncates it at 95 characters.
>>
>> Firefox 19:
>> 1. Truncates the value of the title element at 219 characters.
>> 2. JAWS 13 does not seem to truncate at all. JAWS 13 coolly read a 1500
>> character limit page title. That does not mean lengthy page titles are okay.
>>
>> I am not sure if 64 is an ideal limit. You may settle on 95 characters,
>> especially if visible and spoken parts are to be conveyed. To decide on an
>> upper limit, test on other Browser / AT combinations. As suggested by
>> others, be succinct and front-load the page title by putting distinguishing
>> information in the beginning.
>>
>> -Devarshi
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM, Ganesh J. Acharya <
>> ganeshjacharya@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> It's written "The title should ideally be less than 64 characters in
>>> length. That is, many applications will display document titles in window
>>> titles, menus, etc where there is only limited room."
>>> http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/TITLE.html
>>>
>>> So what are these "many applications" to consider??
>>>
>>> The browse tabs today any way start reducing with size as soon as we
>>> start opening more pages... and even the 64 starts to look bigger and the
>>> complete title hardly appear any more... menu items are never as long as 64
>>> characters.
>>>
>>> So, what is applicable considering the current perspective.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Ganesh J. Acharya
>>> http://seashell.co.in
>>>
>>
Received on Friday, 1 November 2013 17:07:29 UTC

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