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Re: [html] Elements within "title"?

From: Harlan Messinger <hmessinger@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 16:22:36 -0500
Message-ID: <45E5F29C.8000208@comcast.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

One way to look at it: Ordinarily the page title is used in contexts 
where HTML isn't even rendered, such as the title bar of a native OS 
window. It isn't content, it's metadata, and it doesn't lend itself to 
being styled any more than the author ("Mike <i>Stinky</i> Marshall?")

Another perspective: Suppose the page is about imaginary numbers and a 
sensible title would be "The story of <i>i</i> and the complex numbers". 
It would be great if OS windows could be counted on to allow the "i" to 
be italicized.

Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:
> Let's consider real use cases. Where is the <title> element of the HTML
> document rendered?
>
> >From my experience, the title is normally rendered in places that have
> very limited constraints. Does the <title> element really need to be
> styled?
>
> It would be great for people to give some scenarios based on where UAs
> might benefit from styling the <title>.
>
> Paul
>   
>
Received on Thursday, 1 March 2007 21:28:32 GMT

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