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Re: Whether to display inner or outermost <title>?

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 08:19:31 +0100
Message-ID: <4896AD83.1070900@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>

Doug Schepers wrote:
> Indeed I did read it, and I think that your algorithm is simple and 
> effective.  I plan to use it in some proposed wording on the topic.  I'm 
> sorry I didn't respond before... but it's definitely on my list of todos.

First thought: is this really any different from inline containment.
> I also want to define the content model.
> Here's a question for the community: should @display="none" on a <title> 
> stop the UA from displaying a tooltip?  As a developer, I've often 
> wanted to block Opera's behavior here, because it interfered with my 
> own, nicer, home-rolled solution.

You are equating <title/> with tooltips.  Even if one has custom 
tooltips (which might be reasonable for graphic art, but possibly not 
for technical drawings) one should not be suppressing aural 
presentation, and I would argue that one doesn't really benefit the user 
by suppressing a status line display of the title.

For Jonathon's application, I would argue that consistent presentation 
of titles is important, although it is possible that Jonathon sees that 
consistency being imposed by his web application, rather than the basic 

David Woolley
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