Re: why TITLE, not TITLE?

Abigail (
Sun, 20 Jul 1997 23:13:52 -0400 (EDT)

From: (Abigail)
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Subject: Re: why TITLE, not TITLE?
To: chad@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Chad Owen Yoshikawa)
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 23:13:52 -0400 (EDT)
In-Reply-To: <199705091927.MAA10934@whenever.CS.Berkeley.EDU> from "Chad Owen Yoshikawa" at May 9, 97 12:27:41 pm

You, Chad Owen Yoshikawa, wrote on May 11:
++ > The TITLE of a document has a very specific purpose. To UNIQUELY identify
++ > the document in human-readable terms. That's a very important property that
++ > most designers ignore. I've seen whole sites that use the same TITLE over
++ > tens of pages. A document's TITLE is obviously required and should be made
++ > as unique as possible, so as to distinguish it from others.
++ I thought about this, but the TITLE isn't unique.  It's not 
++ like a filename, since the URL serves that purpose. 

No, not really. HTML document can exist without being on the web; for
instance HTMLized manuals on a CD-ROM. Furthermore, documents on the
web may have more than one URL; or a document moves to a different URL -
without changing the title.