Re: What are the problems with IDML? (fwd)

Stephanos Piperoglou (stephanos@hol.gr)
Sat, 17 Aug 1996 20:16:02 +0300 (EET DST)


Date: Sat, 17 Aug 1996 20:16:02 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@hol.gr>
To: Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: What are the problems with IDML? (fwd)
In-Reply-To: <ruLFy4uYOVtK089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.960817201002.2980D-100000@trillian.hol.gr>

On Fri, 16 Aug 1996, Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote:

> In article <199608160250.TAA24107@server.livingston.com>,
> MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com> wrote:
> > The ONLY thing they gave up was they put length limits on tags - which meta
> > doesn't have.
> 
> Actually, the CONTENT attribute of the META tag is limited like every
> other attribute - 1024 characters max, including optional quotes.

I have yet to be persuaded that any sort of web site requires any kind of
information in web pages other than those described by name-value pairs of
1024 characters each. How about you give a nice little:

product-number	10
product-1-name	Suckit Vacuum Cleaner
product-2-name	Roastit Microwave Oven
...
product-10-name	Drenchit Super Faucet
product-1-desc	This can suck on anything, you wouldn't believe it
...and so on

(I'm skipping the META tags here)

If you're talking about BIG sites of several hundred or more pages, than
you're going to create the source automatically anyway, so what's the
problem? I still don't get it.

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