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Re: What are these "many applications" ??

From: Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:22:37 -0400
Message-ID: <52724B8D.6040306@w3.org>
To: "Ganesh J. Acharya" <ganeshjacharya@gmail.com>, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On 10/31/13, 2:00 AM, Ganesh J. Acharya wrote:
> It's written "The title should ideally be less than 64 characters in
> length. That is, many applications will display document titles in window
> titles, menus, etc where there is only limited room."
> http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/TITLE.html
> 
> So what are these "many applications" to consider??
> 
> The browse tabs today any way start reducing with size as soon as we start
> opening more pages... and even the 64 starts to look bigger and the
> complete title hardly appear any more... menu items are never as long as 64
> characters.
The title bar on many tab enabled web browsers still displays the full title of the *active* tab so I believe this is still relevant.

A quick check on my platform verifies that 3 (Safari, Firefox, iCab) out of 5 browsers show the title of the active tab. This behavior can be added to the other browsers using configuration options or plugins/extensions.

Mark

> 
> So, what is applicable considering the current perspective.
> 


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