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Re: Validator.w3.org - title

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 06:52:29 +0900
Message-Id: <58128CFA-1E2B-11D9-A806-000393A80896@w3.org>
Cc: "Beton, Richard" <richard.beton@roke.co.uk>, www-validator@w3.org
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
On Oct 15, 2004, at 1:59 AM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, Beton, Richard wrote:
>> Suggestion: I'd like the <title> element of the validator to indicate
>> pass or fail.  This shows up when the browser is minimised, or when 
>> it's
>> in a tab that's hidden behind other tabs.

The RFE was added to our database at

> I would suggest a pattern like
> <title>Failed validation of http://...</title>
> with ... replaced to indicate the actual page, and with "Failed" 
> replaced
> by "Passed" as applicable.
> However one might argue that it would be better to use
> <title>Failed validation of "..." ( http://...)</title>
> with the first ... replaced by the content of the <title> element of 
> the
> page that was submitted to validation.

Playing devil's advocate here for a moment... Is it a problem that the 
title would be very likely to change if validation status changes? 
Could it be an issue for bookmarks? Also, can you imagine the length of 
the title if the validated page's title and URI are already quite long?


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