[whatwg] <h1> to <h6> in <body>
ian at hixie.ch
Sat Apr 2 02:52:42 PST 2005
On Sat, 2 Apr 2005, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> > [titles should include more context than h1s]
> This requires that the site be small enough for humans to bother
> assembling the <title> in every page (rather than it being assembled by
> a CMS that doesn't know whether to use "to" or "used during" or "in" or
> whatever else), *and* that the author's carefulness and boredom
> thresholds are such that they will adapt the necessary context in the
> <title> for every page. That's highly implausible.
Actually it happens all the time. Certainly it is as plausible as the fact
that authors are going to be writing, say, valid markup.
> I'd like search engines to be able to show me the title of a page in the
> same consistent position in a search result, and the name of the site
> (if available) in the same consistent position in a search result, and
> the name of the author (if available) in the same consistent position in
> a search result.
> For that to happen, it would help slightly if the HTML specification
> stopped SHOULD-ing the current <title> behavior. It would help more if
> the HTML specification contained clear, straightforward markup for
> author and site name (and encouraged UAs to present this information
> when the document is taken out of context).
There are several options here, some of the easiest would be:
<title site="" publisher="" author="">Page Title</title>
<title>Page Title - <site></site> - <author></author> (<publisher></publisher>)</title>
...or if people want to also provide links:
<link rel="top" title="" href="">
<link rel="publisher" title="" href="">
<link rel="author" title="" href="">
I've noted your request and these options.
Am I right in assuming that this request does not affect the headers
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