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Re: What are these "many applications" ??

From: Ganesh J. Acharya <ganeshjacharya@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:24:22 +0530
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On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> wrote:

> Unfortunately it is not very clear but this advice is mostly from 1992!


> The overview page for this style guide says the following:
> - http://www.w3.org/Provider/**Style/ <http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/>
>  [[
> This document was written in the early days of the web (1992), defining
> such terms as "webmaster", the "www.xxx.com" convention, and a few basic
> points which are just as valid today.  It has not been updated to discuss
> recent developments in HTML., and is out of date in many places, except for
> the addition of a few new pages, with given dates.
> ]]
>
> Side note: this particular page was last edited by TimBL in 1997.
>


Googled... -> w3c title length

... and I reached this page... it is the number 1 result.



>
> The WCAG 2.0 techniques G88 and H25 provide more up-to-date guidance:
>  - http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-**TECHS/G88<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G88>
>  - http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-**TECHS/H25<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H25>
>
> The latter also links to the relevant part of the HTML4 specification.
>

Checked both the new "up-to-date guidance" ... I don't find any information
regarding Title length here.
I needed to decide on a healthy "Title Length" which the older document had
informed.

So, what would be that? 64 characters?


>
> Best,
>   Shadi
>
>
>
> On 31.10.2013 07:00, 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<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.
>>
>> So, what is applicable considering the current perspective.
>>
>>
> --
> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/**shadi/<http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/>
> Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
> Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
> Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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