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RE: window titles

From: <robsobkoviak@discoverfinancial.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:35:04 -0600
To: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@crystaldecisions.com>
Cc: "Devon Y." <vehementpetal@hotmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA2F99374.2DF8429D-ON86256CAF.005AEDC5@NOVUSSERVICES.COM>

OK...I stand corrected.

                    Rowland Shaw                                                                                                
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I think what Devon was after was a way to say "this here XML element is the
title" for use when displaying XML+CSS rather than HTML.

-----Original Message-----
From: robsobkoviak@discoverfinancial.com
Sent: 15 January 2003 16:02
To: Devon Y.
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: window titles

The title of a page is meta information, outside of the presentation in a
page.  CSS is used within the presentation of the page and for presentation
of the page.

Specifying the text in a page tag or meta tag is a function of script,
specifically in this case some kind of server-side script like:

<title><%= myTitleVar %></title>

If you are using ASP, JSP, CFML, PHP, etc. you can accomplish this.

"Devon Y." <vehementpetal@hotmail.com> wrote:

I apologize in advance if there's already something like this somewhere,
I haven't found it yet so I assume an equivalent does not exist.

I've long wished CSS could give us authors a way to define what text goes
into the window title of a browser (or other viewing device). XML+CSS
documents always strike me as unprofessional or unfinished,  because of no
window title. I envision something like..

foo { window-title: attr();}
foo { display: window-title;}

Value options for a 'window-title' property could include strings, uri's,
even the word 'yes' (to indicate the element's contents would be the window


Just a brainstorm you might be interested in.
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2003 11:38:35 UTC

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