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Re: What are these "many applications" ??

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:55:46 -0500
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> 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?

64 sounds reasonable, but the length is not as significant as using a best 
practice of putting the more important or unique part of the title in the 
first few characters so that if and when the title gets truncated, the 
more unique part is preserved.  I use the term "best practice" on purpose, 
because I believe it is not a conformance requirement.  I'm sure there are 
example of where the title may need to be longer than 64 characters, and 
where the less unique text is up front in the title depending on its 
relativeness in context.

Examples:
instead of 
        <title>Web site blah blah Contact us
use 
        <title>Contact Us at blah blah

instead of
        <title>Company name - Product category - product name - part name
use
        <title>Part name - product name - product category - Company name

Also, If using "bread crumb trails", I would also recommend that the title 
of the page match the entries in the bread crumb trail
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Received on Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:57:29 UTC

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