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RE: Technique H25 / real life

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:33:22 -0700
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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What you *could* say - and perhaps that was implied in the thread starter - is "should we change the wording of H25 to NOT say it needs to be in the <head>, as this seems to work fine even when it's in the <body>?"....making this more a discussion about updating an existing technique, rather than passing/failing a page.

My response to this one is that if the support was very strong for <title> in the <body> instead of <head> and there was explicitly stated intent to continue to support this by multiple browsers and assistive technologies then maybe it would be worth raising as a comment on the technique and the working group could review it and consider such a change.  Even with that though, I'm not sure that the group would want to support this type of usage as it is not in keeping with the HTML spec (which is also why I expect that the browsers won't say that they will continue to support this also).

This kind of falls into my "there's bigger fish to fry" category.  There's a clear, simple, and supported way of handling the <title> for pages, so I'm not sure why we would want to spend time on an alternative way.  Is there an actual pain point that hasn't been mentioned?
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