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Re: EOWG's replies to WCAG WG resolutions of EOWG comments on May 2007 Draft of WCAG 2.0

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:06:42 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0712111606o47cba8fhc8886c9df67c6d9b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Shawn Henry" <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

We have add a new (first) example to Understanding SC 2.4.2 that
explicitly describes the use of the <title> element.


Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

> >----------------------------------------------------------
> >Comment 22: Which page title?
> >Source:
> >http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007Jun/0408.html
> >(Issue ID: 2292)
> >----------------------------
> >Original Comment:
> >----------------------------
> >
> >20. [SC 2.4.2] Do you mean the title tag or the title that goes in the H1?
> >Please clarify (even if in some non-HTML specific way).
> >
> >---------------------------------------------
> >Response from Working Group:
> >---------------------------------------------
> >
> >To clarify the expected use of the page title, we have added the
> >following to the Intent section:
> >
> >"User agents make the title of the page easily available to the user
> >for identifying the page. For instance, a user agent may display the
> >page title in the  window title bar or as the name of the tab
> >containing the page."
> >
> >The sufficient techniques for SC 2.4.2 lists the use of the title
> >element in HTML, but not the use of an H1 element. We do not believe
> >that the use of an H1 element is sufficient by itself, since the
> >heading may not be visible at all times. We have added an advisory
> >technique;
> EOWG reply on Comment 22 Which page title?:
> This resolution does not address our comment for those people who do not know that the HTML title element is displayed in user agents. However, we did find the clarification by drilling down to the techniques example. Therefore, we accept closing this comment; however, we have an additional suggestion: Consider putting at the top levels "pointy brackets" around title, that is: <title>. Suggestions include:
> - the technique H25: Providing a title using the <title> element (HTML)
> - putting an example at the top of Understanding SC 2.4.2
> - under Examples of Success Criterion 2.4.2 put at the top an example of <title...> in HTML
> Rationale: In colloquial use, many people may call the <h1> the page title. Some people might not even know about the HTML title element. Putting <title> will clearly differentiate it from <h1> for those who know HTML. Putting it at the top levels will make it clear right away instead of making them drill down to the example in the technique.
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