Re: Proposed refinements to HTML 3.0: motivations

Jon Wallis (cm1906@wlv.ac.uk)
Fri, 24 Nov 1995 12:40:45 +0000


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Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 12:40:45 +0000
To: Stephen Turner <S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk>
From: Jon Wallis <cm1906@wlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Proposed refinements to HTML 3.0: motivations
Cc: www-html@w3.org

At 11:07 24/11/95 +0000, you wrote:
>MEZZETTI@pdmat1.math.unipd.it wrote:
>-> 
>-> 3 - HEADINGS
>-> ============
[snip]
>-> It's not much important, but this seems inelegant to me: I feel that a level
>-> --zero-- heading should be used for the title of the whole document, level 1
>-> headings for the title of chapters, and so on. A typical document should
>-> include at most one level 0 heading (e.g., the title of a book), or no
level 0
>-> headings at all (e.g., if the document contains only a chapter of a book).
>-> 
>
>Leaving elegance aside, this is impractical as it would require rewriting
>most HTML documents currently in existence!

What is the TITLE element for if it isn't "for the title of the whole document".

But experience of indexing web pages using TITLE content suggests that many
people completely misuse it.  

If that means it's harder for other people to find their pages, then such
misuse carries its own nicely built-in "punishment".

Regards


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