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Re: [html] Elements within "title"?

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:57:59 +0100
Cc: help-whatwg.org@lists.whatwg.org, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070227095759.317660@gmx.net>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>

> > why the "title" element must not contain other elements,
> For compatibility reasons in HTML, title cannot contain elements because 
> of the way it is parsed.  It would be possible to do so in XHTML, but 
> then that would be another incompatibility between the 2 languages and 
> there is also limited usefulness in doing so anyway, since many of the 
> use cases for title are plain text.  e.g. the window's title bar, 
> bookmarks, search results, etc.

Well, but can't they just be ignored anyway? I understand that enabling other elements within "title" raises compatibility issues, but it can't be that hard to ignore them under certain circumstances, or is it? 

Jens Meiert
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 10:24:59 UTC

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