Re: structured metadata using A

Christopher R. Maden (crm@eps.inso.com)
Wed, 14 May 1997 18:00:54 GMT


From: "Christopher R. Maden" <crm@eps.inso.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 18:00:54 GMT
Message-Id: <199705141800.SAA27223@phaser.EBT.COM>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <9705120841.AA06960@is1e.vub.ac.be> (bkest@ulb.ac.be)
Subject: Re: structured metadata using A

[Bruno Kestemont]
> This is a complement for Stu Weibel's message (see bellow: HTML
> metadata for other web objects), and a proposition for html.
> 
> Excite (www.excite.com) argues that meta tags written by the autor
> of a page could easilly lie (e.g. for commercial attraction).
> 
> Therefore, I would suggest a 5th method:
> 
> using <A> tag in order to give a meta-name to any element provided
> on the screen.

Content can lie just as easily as metadata.  The Higher Source Web
page had a huge collection of searchbait in black-on-black at the
bottom of the page, which they ripped off from another wacko cult; see
the SubGenius Web page at <URL:http://www.subgenius.com/> for a copy.
View source.

Metadata is just that, and is very useful when used correctly.  Just
about anything can be used incorrectly, but that is not necessarily an
argument not to use it.

-Chris
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