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Title Tag Silliness

Unanswered Nitpicky Technical Wonderment Number 894:

Why do people put HTML tags inside content within a web page’s <TITLE>....</TITLE> tags? Why would one want line breaks in a title bar string, and what is used in browser history and even RSS Feeds?

Why http://audiences.blogspot.com/?

Why http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1735546,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532 (well, if the ASP error ever is fixed, you might find a title tag of “<br><br><br><br><br><br> PC Magazine”

Why?

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