DATE/AUTHOR as part of DIV / SPAN

Neil St.Laurent (neil@bigpic.com)
Mon, 5 May 1997 07:45:39 -0600


From: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 07:45:39 -0600
Subject: DATE/AUTHOR as part of DIV / SPAN
Message-Id: <13481307800462@cjnet.com>

Now that we have the general DIV and SPAN I think they should be 
extended to indicate document modifications.

A DATEMODIFIED parameter would be nice to indicate the last date that 
a section of the document was modified.

An AUTHOR parameter would be nice for documents worked on by multiple 
people.

Although for many pages these would be of no use to the UA I think 
that the DATEMODIFIED flag especially would be extremely useful on 
pages that indicate new sections of a site, or have news items.  The 
UA could render the page with dates in a given range.  The AUTHOR 
flag could also be used to sort out sections by who wrote them.

These parameters should not be added only for document maintenance 
-- that can be done with <!-- comments -->


Quick question, our SGML docs haven't arrived yet, so can anybody 
verify if the following:

<A IMG = --some comment-- "url"> 

is valid and functionally equivalent to:

<A IMG = "url'>
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