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Re: [html] Elements within "title"?

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 17:35:39 -0500
Message-ID: <abd6c8010703011435j52544f92gbe88cfd9b639ff5@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

On 3/1/07, Yahia C. <cyahia@gmail.com> wrote:
> Barry <barry@polisource.com> wrote:
> > There will be lots of abuse. The majority of web publishers might use
> > emphasis for their title when there's nothing especially important about
> > it. I don't think such emphasis should be rendered by the browser, but
> > if it is, it's not a big deal. A bold title wouldn't bother me.
> > Inability to make proper use of italics and some other things that were
> > mentioned would bother me.
> What do you mean by "I don't think such emphasis should be rendered by the
> browser" ?
> Is the browser supposed to know if a text is really important or not?
> In my opinion, there will be lots of abuse if the title of webpages turns
> out to be using HTML. Just look at the actual SEO hacks or "optimizations."
> The bookmark title's styling is nice as a browser UI feature, but not that
> important.
> I also read some of you talking only about the desktop platform. What
> about mobile devices? How should they handle overstyled title elements?
> I'm wondering why some start talking about headers in the <title>? I think
> the most important things that lack the <title> tag are sub- and
> superscript, and the abbreviation tags. Everything else shouldn't matter.

I thought that was the point though. We're only talking about certain
elements for annotation where that annotation is useful or required
for understanding. There's certainly a use case for allowing sup, sub
and abbr in titles.


Orion Adrian
Received on Thursday, 1 March 2007 22:35:50 UTC

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