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Re: Cut off limit of a page title

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:46:23 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJGQbjt8Lji5-yaxj5LH1Ue7w7YuBNL=zYT=uzHkNXJ8n9yu1g@mail.gmail.com>
To: davebest@cogeco.ca
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Thanks! We are getting different results as I am on IE8 and JAWS 13. It
seems that results would agree more when using combinations of the latest
versions of browsers and assistive technologies. You and Paul are voiced
all that is in the page title, while I am not.

*Is JAWS 13 causing this issue or IE 8?

*Is there an upper limit to the char limit to be used in the page title?

BTW, the page title here seems overly lengthy. This information is also
being given out as a level 1 heading in the page.

Link to the page tested:


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:42 PM, David Best <davebest@cogeco.ca> wrote:

>  Using JAWS 15 with Internet Explorer 11 and Mozilla Firefox 28, the
> entire page title is read out. However, it is wrapped around on to two
> lines, with 158 characters on the first line. The title appears as follows:
> G94: Providing short text alternative for non-text content that serves the
> same purpose and presents the same information as the non-text content |
> Techniques
> for WCAG 2.0
> David
> *From:* Devarshi Pant [mailto:devarshipant@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:53 AM
> *To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* Cut off limit of a page title
> Hi All - I noticed that JAWS 13 and NVDA 2014.1 on IE 8 will voice the
> page title until 95 characters. This is what a sighted user would see as
> well. My understanding is that although the page title is not visible in
> later versions of IE, a screen reader would still voice it. An example
> follows where a lengthy page title is cut off in IE8:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140311/G94 - Can someone
> confirm if this page title is partially spoken with other screen reader /
> browser combinations?
> -Devarshi
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