Multiple Languages in Title?

Charles E. Carroll (ccarroll@dfw.net)
Sat, 26 Jul 1997 11:17:43 -0500 (CDT)


Message-Id: <9707261617.AA21000@dfw.dfw.net>
Subject: Multiple Languages in Title?
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 11:17:43 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Charles E. Carroll" <ccarroll@dfw.net>

I'm fairly new to this list, so apologies if this has already
been discussed.

In the 4.0 draft, much is made of the lang attribute--particularly
in use by speech-based user agents.  However, there is no
way to specify multiple languages within a <title> tag, as
no tags are allowed within titles.

It's fairly simple to imagine titles in multiple languages.  In
fact, this issue came up because I am currently in the process
of HTMLizing such a document.  Its title is "Oak (Quercus) Disorder:
Oak Wilt".  "Quercus" is the scientific (i.e., Latin) name for
oak, but there is no way to indicate that "Quercus" is Latin,
while the rest of the title is English.

At the same time, I recognize that there is good reason for
not allowing tags within titles.  I don't have any suggested
solution for this; I'm just interested in hearing people's
comments.

On an unrelated note, does anyone know which versions of the major
browsers support style sheets, and in particular, CSS?

Chuck