Re: Profile

eva (
Sat, 26 Jul 1997 11:14:39 +0200

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From: "eva" <>
To: "Arnoud \"Galactus\" Engelfriet" <>,
Subject: Re: Profile
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 11:14:39 +0200

> From: Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet <>

> The external profile could provide default values, which are overriden
> by the META tags in the document. Somewhat along the lines of
> "Author is X, unless stated otherwise."

There is nothing in the specification suggesting overriding any values. It says
the external profile "might define properties". The values for these properties
are then set via META. I read it as --  there are no values in the profile. 

The properties (like author or keywords) defined in the profile are later
repeated in META. So I ask myself -- why bother with profile at all. It seems
to be pointless to repeat the same information twice. 

Is there somewhere an example of a profile file one could take a look at?