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RE: empty metadata elements

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:04:56 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D02879519@EDUC_MXS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Agreed. However in some cases there may be the possibility of 
> there being
> several different values for the same property,

Can you give an example Jon? I'm a bit confused because although many meta'tags' can have different values for content="" e.g. <meta name="DC.Subject" can have many different content values, surely the content is either null or it is not.  Or am I misunderstanding what you're saying?

>...in which case 
> the strength
> of the statement is weakened....

That seems to imply that the action of creating the statement in the first place is a positive thing. I'm not arguing here, just seeking clarification. I actually like the idea of making the statement if it has the same sort of connotations as including a null value for the alt attribute. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Hanna [mailto:jon@spin.ie]
> Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 12:06 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: empty metadata elements
> 
> 
> 
> Agreed. However in some cases there may be the possibility of 
> there being
> several different values for the same property, in which case 
> the strength
> of the statement is weakened (since it doesn't meant that the page
> definitely has no foo).
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> > Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
> > Sent: 10 February 2003 11:57
> > To: Scarlett Julian (ED)
> > Cc: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
> > Subject: Re: empty metadata elements
> >
> >
> >
> > It  would imply to me that the page has or is a foo, with a 
> null value.
> > Sort of like <img src="bar" alt="" /> implies that the 
> image at foo has
> > a text equivalent of nothing (i.e. it doesn't mean anything).
> >
> > This means you are making a statement, and should expect it to be
> > interpreted as as such.
> >
> > cheers
> >
> > chaals
> >
> > On Monday, Feb 10, 2003, at 22:21 Australia/Melbourne, 
> Scarlett Julian
> > (ED) wrote:
> > >
> > > Consider a hypothetical situation where a metatag with no 
> content is
> > > included in the page mark-up
> > >  e.g <meta name="foo" content="" />
> > >
> > > What implications will this have?
> > --
> > Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
> > Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
> >
> >
> 
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