On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Jean Cayron email@example.com wrote:
2011/3/9 Helen South firstname.lastname@example.org:
As it's so clear, why do people like me ask it? The title of a publication can be the title of the article of the review inside Linux Magazine or the title of the blogpost. One does not call the title of a post or article "name of the post/article" but well "title". So it's well confusing.
A publication can be anything made available to the public, including electronic publishing. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publication)
While a title is (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/title): 3.The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art. 4.A publication. 5.A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance (usually titles pl). 6.The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.
And a name is (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/name): 1.Any word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
If one will use that word "title", a short example should be given. Also can a publication be many things.
Jean, you could say that of almost any word you might choose to use, and by explaining every word in detail, the document becomes unreadable. The more specific you get, the more problems can be created by ommission, too. A somewhat broad definition covers all eventualities.
Frankly, in common, standard English usage, the expression "Title of a publication" is extremely clear and few people will misunderstand it.
A blog post has a title, but it is a post, not a publication. The entire blog is the publication.
A magazine article has a title, but it is not a publication. The magazine is the publication.
The definition needs to be in good plain english, not written in words of one syllable.