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

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 11:14:03 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <e15e2v$bpn$1@sea.gmane.org>

"Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com> wrote in message 
> "For reasons of accessibility, SVG User Agents should always make the 
> content of the 'title' child element to the 'svg' element available  to 
> users (See the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [UAAG]).  The 
> mechanism for doing so depends on the SVG User Agent (e.g., as a  caption, 
> spoken)."
> So it's pretty poor form that it tells you nothing about what to  actually 
> make available. One could imagine dozens of interpretations.

All of which are potentially valid, you should make the content available, 
exactly what to do in various situations, with various content in the title 
element is down to the user agent, one which understands RDF would deal 
differently with one that doesn't in the situation where the title had an 
RDF snippet inside it.  This really gives no value to the user to specify 
exactly how it should happen, as this simply prevents browsers who are 
willing to think what's best for the user doing it.

The title is metadata, it should be accurate, the author should not be 
thinking at all about how it might be rendered, identical rendering is not a 
good idea.

Received on Friday, 7 April 2006 10:15:13 UTC

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