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a new value for <title> and other meta tags

From: Lorenzo De Tomasi <lorenzo.detomasi@libero.it>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 19:13:36 +0200
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B98996E0.1692%lorenzo.detomasi@libero.it>

I have a proposal for the tag <title>.
The actual situation is

1. If I write this code

<html>
    <head>
        <title>Lorenzo De Tomasi</title>
    </head>
</html>

both the browsers MSIE and Netscape write "Lorenzo De Tomasi" as the title
of the window

2. If I want that the same title is written in the page I have to rewrite it
in the body

<html>
    <head>
        <title>Lorenzo De Tomasi</title>
    </head>

    <body>
        <h>Lorenzo De Tomasi</h>
    </body>
</html>

3. If I write this code
<html>
    <head>
    </head>

    <body>
        <title>Lorenzo De Tomasi</title>
        <h>Lorenzo De Tomasi</h>
    </body>
</html>

the effect is the same: both the browsers MSIE and Netscape write "Lorenzo
De Tomasi" as the title of the window and as text in the body

____________________________________________________________________________
My proposal is:

If I write this code

<html>
    <head>
    </head>

    <body>
        <title>Lorenzo De Tomasi</title>
    </body>
</html>

every browser write "Lorenzo De Tomasi" as the title of the window and as
text in the body. The advantage is that I must write it only one time.
The same may be done with each meta, like author, description, copyright,
etc.
Web designers have not to past and copy dubled text, xhtml code is shorter
and the file size is smaller. I think it's also more intuitive.
This can be very useful for documents that must explicit these data, like
documents under GPL or OpenDoc licenses.

What happens with RDF? can we integrate these two ways? RDF for meta
informations and this proposal for explicit data written as text in the
body...

What do you think?
Received on Wednesday, 21 August 2002 13:13:46 GMT

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