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Re: Metadata proliferation

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 01:55:11 -0800 (PST)
To: advax@triumf.ca
Cc: www-html <www-html@w3.org>, meta2 <meta2@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>, HTTP WG <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
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On Tue, 11 Mar 1997, Andrew Daviel wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Mar 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> > On Sat, 8 Mar 1997, Misha Wolf wrote:
> > > A note for readers not familiar with the Dublin Core, taken from 
> > > draft-kunze-dc-00.txt:
> See also the DC homepage http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core

Thanks -- now bookmarked.

> > will just keep following their own style and ignore DC conventions.
> Ah, yes, quite!
> I see that many HTML publishing tools create META tags, such as "generator",
> "author", etc.
> I'm collecting a list at 
> http://vancouver-webpages.com/VWbot/metatags.frame.html

Nice info, but that tiny frame in the upper-left corner is useless.
I see:


and that's all. Have to scroll for the rest. I recommed you take that part
and merge it into the frame to its right, then eliminate the tiny frame.
Top/bottom frames work better than left/right frames for the same reason
that we have <HR> and not <VR>; you can only make so many assumptions
about user agents before everything turns to garbage (as shown above).

> and would be interested in any other tags or uses of tags that people 
> have come across. mailto:andrew@vancouver-webpages.com

Look at the document source for http://www.apple.com/ :-)

    Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML
 http://www.natural-innovations.com/     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter
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