Re: Meta Tag - proposal (suggestions ???)

Robert Hazeltine (rhazltin@zeppo.nepean.uws.edu.au)
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 00:30:37 +1000 (EET)


Date: Fri, 17 Nov 1995 00:30:37 +1000 (EET)
From: Robert Hazeltine <rhazltin@zeppo.nepean.uws.edu.au>
To: Joe Budge <budge@clark.net>
Cc: Davide Musella <davidmsl@anti.tesi.dsi.unimi.it>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Meta Tag - proposal (suggestions ???)
In-Reply-To: <199511160209.VAA25957@clark.net>
Message-Id: <Pine.A32.3.91.951117002708.12209B-100000@zeppo.nepean.uws.edu.au>

On Wed, 15 Nov 1995, Joe Budge wrote:

> > From:          davidmsl@anti.tesi.dsi.unimi.it (Davide Musella)
> > Subject:       Meta Tag - proposal (suggestions ???)
> > To:            www-html@w3.org (Mailing list di html)
> > Date:          Mon, 13 Nov 1995 12:29:33 +0100 (MET)
> > Organization:  Dept. of Computer Science, Milan, Italy.
> 
> > Request for comments, suggestions, etc...
> 
> The META tag could benefit greatly from HTTP-EQUIV's for "revision" 
> (as in 'revision number') and 'timestamp' (as in 'date/time the 
> document was authored').
> 
> Librarians -- electronic or otherwise -- keep track of different 
> versions of a document in many professions.  This is crucial in 
> situations where one needs to track changes in documents over
> time -- as frequently happens in legal, engineering, purchasing, and
> technical support activities.  I would rate the importance of these
> as "high" since one cannot do serious document management
> without these concepts.

Yes, this is very important.
 
> An interesting "nice" feature would be an HTTP-EQUIV for 'period' (as 
> in 'the document covers the stated period').  This would be used to
> organize information so that one can organize/retrieve by historical 
> time period (eg: "give me all documents where 'title' contains 
> 'United Nations' and 'period' contains '1945').

Yes, this would be nice but I would not consider it for reasons of 
simplicity.

Rob...