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Re: [html] Elements within "title"?

From: Barry <barry@polisource.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 09:55:58 -0500
Message-ID: <000b01c75c11$bb2a27d0$2f01a8c0@Seka>
To: "Yahia C." <cyahia@gmail.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

From: "Yahia C. wrote:

> What do you mean by "I don't think such emphasis should be rendered by the
> browser" ?
> Is the browser supposed to know if a text is really important or not?

I tried to cover this in a previous post...if the entire title is wrapped in 
something like an em or h1 tag, the browser should probably ignore it 
because to say that the entire title is worthy of emphasis, you'd need to 
know the desires of the visitor. To emphasize the entire title is to make a 
claim about the worth of the entire website as though visitors would agree. 
It's like saying "I know my visitors want to be able to find this bookmark 
more easily than others." It's totally unbelievable. If only part of the 
title is emphasized, it may be a keyword that people really would want to 
see before the rest of the title, or it may help the reader to read the 
title with the proper inflections. This isn't really important though. It's 
just things like really large text that need to be prevented. 

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