[whatwg] Applications and document titles

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 10:13:56 PST 2011

<meta name=application-name> is, AISI, a synonym for <meta name=title>
and <title> that hasn't yet been exploited. I know there are some
sites who put event notifications and state information into <title>,
but I've only seen that done dynamically. State information is only
ever present in the HTML document itself if the sole purpose of the
document is to convey said information. <meta name=description> would
arguably be more appropriate, but nitpicks aside <meta
name=application-name> would in all cases be be equal to, or a less
verbose equivalent of <title>. Thus I infer that UAs could use the
original value of <title> (or <meta name=title>), as opposed to the
current one in the DOM, whenever they would otherwise use <meta

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