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Re: HTML friendly links to metainformation

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 19:17:11 +0100
Message-ID: <02ad01c15a5c$9d588600$58da93c3@y0r1d9>
To: "Nick Kew" <nick@webthing.com>, "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
> > Ugh! If anything is going to break back-compatibility,
> > trying to reuse HEAD elements in a BODY must be
> > a prime candidate.
>
> _Empty_ HEAD elements??? I just want to understand
> why it breaks something.
>
> Element types are for what they do, not where they go.

Yep. Murray Altheim and I worked on a proposal for augmented metadata in
XHTML which did almost exactly what you're proposing:-

   http://www.doctypes.org/meta/NOTE-xhtml-augmeta.html

Tests are available towards the bottom, and are favourable. This was the
result of a long thread on RDF IG.

Cheers,

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Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
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Received on Sunday, 21 October 2001 14:18:43 GMT

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