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Does XHTML2 need the <title> element?

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 21:00:32 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
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With the way that the title element is definined in the working draft, 
I would say that XHTML2 does not need the title element. Anything that 
it can do can be just as adequately done by the title attribute of the 
html element. (Note: The html element did not have a title attribute in 
earlier (X)HTML specifications.) Unless the title element is changed to 
have content beyond PCDATA, I see no need to retain the title element 
and have a title attribute on the html element at the same time. 
Simplicity and orthogonality would argue that the title attribute would 
be the preferable choice.
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