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RE: H1

From: Jared Warren <warren@cs.queensu.ca>
Date: 12 Feb 2003 17:58:07 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1045090688.537.375.camel@foobox.dyndns.org>

> > So you shouldn't be putting navigation
> > hints or advertisements, or whatever else some of the other posters
> > would call their garbage.
> Of course you should, in practice the <title> is used as the default name
> for bookmarks and is usually displayed as the title of a search results
> listing, so putting your site name there makes the document more usable as
> it helps users to identify it.

Your entire point is about how you'd like things to *look*, not what you
want them to *mean*. Books usually put the title of the book in the
header rather than the chapter title -- this is a style on the metadata.
The name of your site is *seperate metadata*, not part of the title. If
I wanted to print a collection of pages from your site, I might have to
write a script to rip your crap out of the TITLE rather than just
putting some overrides in the @page styles...

What makes you think that the name of your site is more important than
the title of the page? For example: if I'm reading Google News the
source of the information is only my second consideration -- I can get
nearly (exactly?) the same info from any number of news outlets. If I
pass a zine article onto a friend it's usually that specific article
rather than the zine.

Finally, consider the childr^H^H^H^H^H^H disabled: how would you like to
have your webpage reader tell you: "You are listening to 'The
Raven':	The Raven, By..." Why is the title there twice unless the inner
title is the title of a subsection?!

~ Jared Warren
Computing Science, Queen's University
Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2003 17:58:09 UTC

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