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Re: [html] Elements within "title"?

From: Barry <barry@polisource.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 02:20:31 -0500
Message-ID: <001101c75bd2$1b2974f0$2f01a8c0@Seka>
To: "Harry Maugans" <hmaugans@gmail.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

There will be lots of abuse. The majority of web publishers might use 
emphasis for their title when there's nothing especially important about it. 
I don't think such emphasis should be rendered by the browser, but if it is, 
it's not a big deal. A bold title wouldn't bother me. Inability to make 
proper use of italics and some other things that were mentioned would bother 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harry Maugans" <hmaugans@gmail.com>
To: "Barry" <barry@polisource.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [html] Elements within "title"?

> Hum, I see what you're saying with this, however doesn't it seem more
> appropriate for the browser to make these changes, rather than the
> standards?  For example, a browser could easily add a simple option to
> differentiate bookmarks (bold, colored, etc), similar to how Microsoft
> Outlook flags emails.
> Adjusting the way a browser title bar renders the tag to add more dynamics
> to it could be progressive thinking, but I foresee lots of abuse.  With as
> competitive as it is for a website to attract attention and visitors these
> days, I'm thinking many would go overboard with emphasis tags and anything
> they can to catch the user's attention.  Does the benefit gained from the
> introduction of HTML titles outweigh this risk of abuse?
> Or do you see abuse as a risk at all?
> -- 
> -Harry Maugans
> http://www.harrymaugans.com 

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