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Re: What are these "many applications" ??

From: Ganesh J. Acharya <ganeshjacharya@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 21:56:15 +0530
Message-ID: <CAONvpdJHmjXaA6FemCuAt8jBcQXQt+3u3gs2bV2x6C4GWNmK+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Google truncates results after 69 /70 characters.

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>wrote:

> Ganesh,
> See if these results with IE 8, IE 10, Firefox 19, and JAWS 13 help (could
> vary with different Browser and AT combinations):
>
> IE 8:
> 1. Truncates the value of the title element at 95 characters.
> 2. JAWS 13 truncates it at 95 characters.
>
> IE 10:
> 1. Truncates the value of the title element at 127 characters. However,
> unlike IE 8 that displays it in the title bar, IE 10 reveals it on a mouse
> over.
> 2. JAWS 13 truncates it at 95 characters.
>
> Firefox 19:
> 1. Truncates the value of the title element at 219 characters.
> 2. JAWS 13 does not seem to truncate at all. JAWS 13 coolly read a 1500
> character limit page title. That does not mean lengthy page titles are okay.
>
> I am not sure if 64 is an ideal limit. You may settle on 95 characters,
> especially if visible and spoken parts are to be conveyed. To decide on an
> upper limit, test on other Browser / AT combinations. As suggested by
> others, be succinct and front-load the page title by putting distinguishing
> information in the beginning.
>
> -Devarshi
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM, Ganesh J. Acharya <
> ganeshjacharya@gmail.com> 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.
>>
>> So, what is applicable considering the current perspective.
>>
>> --
>> Sincerely,
>> Ganesh J. Acharya
>> http://seashell.co.in
>>
>
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