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RE: meta/@name vs. meta/@description

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 09:16:18 +0100
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D29852FAB85E@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: <bob@snee.com>
Cc: <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>


Thanks for this hint. This is indeed a very valid remark, IMHO :)

>Does anyone even know of apps that read and use these meta[@name]

Do search engines currently make extensive usage of it?
I looked around a bit but didn't find anything worth reporting here.

A SEO might even be a good motivation for RDFa usage and/or worth a use
Ben, what do you think?


 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
>Bob DuCharme
>Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 5:30 AM
>To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
>Subject: meta/@name vs. meta/@description
>I just did a View Source on articles on web sites of several major
>magazines (People, Business Week, Newsweek, Der Speigel, Le Monde, The
>Economist, Readers Digest, and Rolling Stone) and they all 
>have at least a
>few meta elements that use name and content attributes to 
>store metadata,
>and most have more than a few of them. For example, do a View Source of
>When XHTML 2 becomes a Recommendation, does this practice get 
>in favor of using meta/@property instead (in which case URLs should be
>used instead of the tokens currently there)? If not, some sort of
>distinction between the two practices should be spelled out officially,
>because otherwise there's a lot of room for confusion.
>Does anyone even know of apps that read and use these meta[@name]
>elements? I think that their presence is good news for RDFa for several
>- even if no one is using the metadata, it's considered good 
>practice to
>put it there
>- these elements are obviously being generated by software 
>that would only
>need minor reconfiguration to generate RDFa instead
>a simple stylesheet can treat those meta[@name] elements as
>meta[@property] elements now
>Any thoughts?
>Bob DuCharme
Received on Monday, 12 February 2007 08:16:27 UTC

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