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From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 15:54:39 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
cc: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.971202155152.18168F-100000@scoop>
In my capacity as the W3C representaive for JISC I am forwarding the
following comment on the HTML 4.0 draft.

In relates to a culturally specific example.

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The following example is given at  
http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-html40/struct/global.html#profiles

 <HEAD profile="http://www.acme.com/profiles/core">
  <TITLE>How to complete Memorandum cover sheets</TITLE>
  <META name="author" content="John Doe">
  <META name="copyright" content="&copy; 1997 Acme Corp.">
  <META name="keywords" content="corporate,guidelines,cataloging">
  <META name="date" content="1994-11-06T08:49:37+00:00">
 </HEAD>

The author/copyright division reflects Anglo-Saxon practice, not 
the mainstream of the Berne Convention (under which authors' rights 
attach to authors!). So for worldwide generality I propose: 

 <HEAD profile="http://www.acme.com/profiles/core">
  <TITLE>How to complete Memorandum cover sheets</TITLE>
  <META name="author" content="John Doe">
  <META name="copyright" content="&copy; 1998 John Doe">
  <META name="publisher" content="Acme Corp.">
  <META name="permissions" content="clearance@syndication.org">
  <META name="keywords" content="corporate,guidelines,cataloging">
  <META name="date" content="1998-11-06T08:49:37+00:00">
 </HEAD>

The "permissions" field - which will be extremely important in most 
visions of net.economics - is probably better expressed as a LINK,
and indeed {copyright} is defined as a LINK type at
  http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-html40/types.html#type-links


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