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Re: a new value for <title> and other meta tags

From: Lorenzo De Tomasi <lorenzo.detomasi@libero.it>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 12:53:31 +0200
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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on 22-08-2002 5:42, Joanne Hunter at jrhunter@menagerie.tf wrote:

> 
> The following text was discovered Thursday 22 August 2002 in a note
> attributed to one "Mark Gallagher <mark@cyberfuddle.com>":
> 
>> <title> and <h> need not contain the same data.  What if the author
>> wants to place different information in each?
> 
> Then you put the <title> back in <head> and use an <h> like normal, I
> presume.

yes, this is my idea :)

>> I like the idea of displaying some metadata, though.  What if it were
>> possible to "call" the contents of meta tags and link tags as desired,
>> so you could have:
>> 
>> <meta name="description" content="a foo with a bar and so on." />
>> 
>> Then somewhere in the body:
>> 
>> <p>
>> <use type="meta" src="description" />
>> </p>
>> 
>> But that probably goes a bit beyond the scope of HTML.
> 
> I always wanted to use CSS for this, myself. Say:
> 
> title { display: block; /* insert other header-like stuff here */ }
> meta[name="author"]:after { display: block; float: right; content: "Author:
> " attr(author) "."; }
> 
> or the like.
> 
> It would have at least made implementing the design on my personal site a
> heck of a lot easier. ;D

ok, but this is very complex for a common user... why not to use something
more user friendly?
Received on Thursday, 22 August 2002 06:54:17 GMT

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