Re: Location marker

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 20:45:37 -0500


Message-Id: <199708170050.UAA04379@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Jeni Tennison <jft@Psychology.Nottingham.AC.UK>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 20:45:37 -0500
CC: "billy dunn" <bdunn@gulfinfo.com>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Location marker

Jeni Tennison <jft@Psychology.Nottingham.AC.UK> wrote:

> Within documents, there's nothing stopping anyone putting in META elements
> within an HTML page to encode physical location, and for robots to pull out
> and utilise that information for searches, e.g.
> 
> <META NAME="location" CONTENT="Nottingham, UK">
> <META NAME="location" CONTENT="San Francisco, California, USA">
> <META NAME="location" CONTENT="Spain">

Is <meta name="location" ...> standard or semi-standard, though? How 
to indicate it's a geographic location and not a URL or URI? (And 
what of buggy prowsers that confuse this with

  <meta http-equiv="Location" content="http://www.newurl.net/">

???

Location could also be put in <meta name="keywords"...> or <meta 
name="description" ...> or perhaps using a meta-scheme like Dublin 
Core to indicate geographic relevance.

Rob
 
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