Re: why TITLE, not TITLE?

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Fri, 9 May 1997 14:51:05 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 14:51:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: Chad Owen Yoshikawa <chad@CS.Berkeley.EDU>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: why TITLE, not TITLE?
In-Reply-To: <199705090105.SAA09970@whenever.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
Message-ID: <Pine.HPP.3.95.970509144808.20392B-100000@willow.w3.org>


Here are 2 reasons for making TITLE a required element in HTML.

  a) so that every HTML document has a descriptive title even
     if the document body is omitted.

  b) to allow the HEAD and BODY start and end tags to be omitted.
     an SGML technicality then forces you to make at least one
     element in the HEAD required.

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