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[Bug 5567] always provide a 'title' child element to the 'svg' element

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:34:27 +0000
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           Summary: always provide a 'title' child element to the 'svg'
           Product: SVG
           Version: SVG 1.1 Full
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Accessibility Support
        AssignedTo: schepers@w3.org
        ReportedBy: j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
         QAContact: www-svg@w3.org

SVGt 1.1 section 5.4 The 'desc' and 'title' elements

Please can the following statement:

"Authors should always provide a 'title' child element to the 'svg' element
within a stand-alone SVG document."

be moved to the top of section 5.4**?

** the current first line "Each container element or graphics element in an SVG
document may supply a 'desc' and may also supply a 'title' description."
suggests that one need not read further.

the outcome being that of the ~7000 openclipart examples ~5 have title content.

additional evidence includes the facts that;

inkscape appears to provide no means to enter title content, and the maintainer
bryce is not aware of any means.

none of the well known and used croczilla examples has a title, even though
such a request has been made,

as you will be aware

"Providing a.. (title) ..is one of the primary ways authors can make their
documents accessible to people with disabilities."

this information is vital when trying to find or sort svg files:

Received on Thursday, 13 March 2008 10:46:36 UTC

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