[whatwg] Hyperlinks with |title| attribute

Nicholas Shanks contact at nickshanks.com
Tue Apr 8 08:43:27 PDT 2008

On 5 Apr 2008, at 11:57 pm, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Apr 2008, Christoph Päper wrote:
>> Should (or may) user agents display the content of the |title|  
>> attribute
>> of an |a| element in the GUI window caption (if the window manager  
>> used
>> supports such), when the user followed the link and the retrieved
>> resource is in a format that does not support specifying a title by
>> itself (e.g. many image formats)?
>> What about resources that could have a title but do not (e.g. a
>> non-conformant HTML document without |title| element)?
>> The alternatives are to display nothing or the name of the resource
>> ("file name"), the final part of the path.
> I do not believe this is in scope for the specification. I don't see  
> an
> interoperability issue here.

But it does sound like a potential security issue, re-titling external  

— Nicholas Shanks.

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