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Re: Change Proposal - 4.2.2 The title element / Standard metadata names

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:46:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4BC5B931.3050600@lachy.id.au>
To: Dean Leigh <dean.leigh@deanleigh.co.uk>
Cc: 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
On 2010-04-14 10:59, Dean Leigh wrote:
> Proposal
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> My proposal is that as<title>  is Metadata content and is actually the PAGE
> TITLE it becomes a metadata name within the meta element as follows:
> application-name
> author
> description
> generator
> keywords:
> either title or pagetitle

It's not really clear what you are proposing, nor what problem you are 
trying to solve.  Are you suggesting that either

1. <title>...</title> and <meta name="title" content="..."> be treated
    equivalently, and possibly that <title> should be made obsolete in
    favour of the meta element title?

2. That when <title> is encountered, the parser should convert it to
    <meta name="title" content="...">, and thus insert a META element
    into the DOM?

3. Something else entirely?

If you meant option #1, then it's not clear what problem that would 
solve, and it would also introduce unnecessary complexity with, e.g., 
having to deal with conflicts in the case that both were specified.

If you meant option #2, then that seems like it would be a nightmare to 
implement, causing all kinds of compatibility issues, while also not 
solving any clear problem.

If you meant something else, then please more clearly elaborate.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:47:25 UTC

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