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Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: <title> does not define what the title is

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 01:38:58 +0100
Message-ID: <1766991705.20051210013858@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Friday, December 9, 2005, 10:37:44 PM, Ian wrote:

IH> Please add some text to the specification that defines what an
IH> element's title is. The current specification defines that a user can
IH> use <title> elements to set the title, and that the UA can use <title>
IH> elements to get the title, but does not define exactly how the title
IH> is actually obtained.

Would the following text suffice?

  The 'desc' element contains a detailed description for the container
  or graphics element containing it. This description should be usable
  as replacement content for cases when the user cannot see the
  rendering of the SVG element for some reason.

  The 'title' element contains a short title for the container or
  graphics element containing it. This short title provides information
  supplementary to the rendering of the element, but is not sufficient
  to replace it. These are typically text, but can be content in other
  markup languages (see foreign namespaces).

  When the current SVG document fragment is rendered as SVG on visual
  media, 'desc' and 'title' elements are not rendered as part of the
  graphics. SVG User Agents may, however, for example, display the
  'title' element as a tooltip, as the pointing device moves over
  particular elements. Alternate presentations are possible, both visual
  and aural, which display the 'desc' and 'title' elements but do not
  display 'path' elements or other graphics elements. For deep
  hierarchies, and for following use element references, it is sometimes
  desirable to allow the user to control how deep they drill down into
  descriptive text.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Saturday, 10 December 2005 00:38:55 UTC

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