The Konq "feature" you don't want

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Wed Aug 27 18:33:06 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 26 August 2008 5:51:11 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > konqueror 3.5.9
> > Kde 3.5.9
> > Kubuntu 8.04.1
> >
> > This bug caused me some embarrassment.
> >
> > Here is a description.  If you have a lot of tabs open, and the last tab
> > is a web page without a <title> tag in the <head>, Konqueror displays the
> > title of the last adjacent tab in the title bar when you are viewing the
> > tab with the blank title.
> >
> > So here is the embarrassment.  I was having a discussion regarding GPS in
> > cell phones when someone post a URL that is supposed to be authoritative.
> > The next
> > adjacent tab was a web page entitled "the shit for brains award".  I
> > looked at this allegedly authoritative page and saw that its title
> > appeared to be the aforementioned s4b award, and said so in a responsive
> > post impugning the authority of the page. (it had other problems, but I
> > no longer have the credibility to critique them.)
> Yikes!  You have my heartfelt sympathy.  It could have been me...
> Fwiw, I think not putting a <title> tag in a page makes me question the
> tech-savviness (if I can use such a word) of the author.  For heavens
> sakes, even the _worst_ page generator will put one there.

It could have been intended as a pop-up or frame.

> I have to say, though, I haven't been able to duplicate it with a simple
> file:
>   <html>
>   <head></head>
>   <body>
>   this is all there is
>   </body>
>   </html>
> with or without the <head> it generates a title using the filename.  So
> it's probably not that straightforward.

Here is the URL that didn't display a title in konqueror

> There's one question that needs to be asked: was the "shit for brains
> award" page worth the embarrassment it inadvertently caused?

It was an entry in a political blog.

> --
> derek

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