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Re: Doc titles

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 01:16:16 +0100
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Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> wrote:

>IMHO [WMVS] is an obscure acronym that shouldn't be inflicted on users.
>Surely we can come up with a better scheme for document titles?  Eg.
>something like:
>Validation results for $URL - W3C Markup Validation Service

Hmmm. Well, it was picked with <http://www.useit.com/alertbox/980906.html> in
mind, for whatever that may be worth.

The word «Validation» eats up too many characters — and anything after the URL
will be lost — so «[WMVS]» attempts to cover the function of both. It's a
common prefix to identify this as a page from v.w3.org (think along the lines
of a “favicon”) and implies the «Validation» bit; accomplishing in six
characters what spelling it out takes 38 characters to do.

Apart from identification, the key message to communicate is that these are
the «Results for <URL>»…

…hence the above.

>BTW, the above change seems to apply to the feedback page too (not that
>it would have been any more correct earlier either):

Hmm, yes. I'd forgot that the feedback page now moonlights as a CGI.

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