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Re: Does XHTML2 need the <title> element?

From: Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 00:02:15 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030422070215.32480.qmail@web20205.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>, www-html@w3.org

--- Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com> wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, but I think that will increase the chaos with
the 'title' attribute. It's a mess allready as
 <link title="green site" type="text/css"
href="green.css" />
means something totally different than
 <a href="green.html" title="view my green

Just my opinion :-P


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Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2003 03:02:16 UTC

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