Re: HTML 3.2 PR

Stuart Young (
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 14:21:59 +1100 (EST)

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 14:21:59 +1100 (EST)
From: Stuart Young <>
To: Jonathan Rosenne <>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR
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On Sat, 16 Nov 1996, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:

> >> declarations, just like I don't want to be forced to TITLE everything I
> >> write (I always hated that in School, now the rest of the world seems
> Whatever you did at school is between you and your teachers, classmates and
> parents, and not a matter for this list to discuss. Not putting a TITLE in
> your pages makes you a discourteous public nuisance. A meaningful title
> identifies the page on the task list or whatever the user's operating
> environment provides, and helps him distinguish several concurrent HTML windows.

And since most bookmarks (And search engines) use the Title by default, a 
useful title REALLY DOES HELP distinguish what the page is about, and 
even where it's located!

Mebbe some additional things should be allowed within the head, eg: an 
'over-riding window title', like say, <WINDOW>Your window title 
here</WINDOW> could be very useful. Only new browsers would look and use 
the tag, but it shouldn't break any current browsers if they're correctly 

Also something like adding a home page tag in the head statement, to let 
the browser 'know' where the home page for this document is (and offer 
say, a little button in the browser so you can go to that home page) 
would be useful, but not essential.

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