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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 08:02:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512100800460.17886@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 10 Dec 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
> On Saturday, December 10, 2005, 1:54:11 AM, Ian wrote:
> IH> On Sat, 10 Dec 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
> >> 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? [...]
> IH> It does not seem that the text you suggested would in any way address my
> IH> issue, no.
> Can you explain why not? You said that the spec says nowhere what a
> title is. I provided text that says what a title is, and you say that
> doesn't help. Perhaps you could explain your point again.

The question is exactly what text string is the title. For example, in 
these snippets (none of which are "in error"):

   <svg:title> Hello World </svg:title>
   <svg:title> Hello <svg:defs>World</svg:defs> </svg:title>
   <svg:title> <html:p>Hello World</html:p> </svg:title>
   <svg:title> Hello <html:noscript>World</html:noscript> </svg:title>

...what should the UA use as the text? I mean, please give the exact 
literal string that a conformant UA would put in the application's title 
bar, or in a tooltip, or wherever it puts the title.

The same applies to <desc> and the description.

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