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[Bug 5568] always provide a 'title' child element to the 'svg' element

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:34:44 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5568

           Summary: always provide a 'title' child element to the 'svg'
                    element
           Product: SVG
           Version: SVG 1.2 Tiny
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Accessibility Support
        AssignedTo: schepers@w3.org
        ReportedBy: j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
         QAContact: www-svg@w3.org


SVGt 1.2 section 5.5 The 'desc' and 'title' elements

Please can the following statement:

"Authors should always provide a 'title' child element to the 'svg' element
within a stand-alone SVG document."

be moved to the top of section 5.5**?

** the current first line "Each container element or graphics element in an SVG
document may supply a 'desc' and may also supply a 'title' description."
suggests that one need not read further.

the outcome being that of the ~7000 openclipart examples ~5 have title content.

additional evidence includes the facts that;

inkscape appears to provide no means to enter title content, and the maintainer
bryce is not aware of any means.

none of the well known and used croczilla examples has a title, even though
such a request has been made,
http://www.croczilla.com/svg/samples/


as you will be aware

"Providing a.. (title) ..is one of the primary ways authors can make their
documents accessible to people with disabilities."
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG-access/#Equivalent

this information is vital when trying to find or sort svg files:

http://peepo.getmyip.com/~JonathanChetwynd/db/search.php?search=shield
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