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DISCONTINUE <meta> tags and their practical use

From: eximcon <eximcon@mail.ru>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 08:29:12 +0530
Message-ID: <07b501c24b30$b41ce0a0$b99b09ca@abcd4>
To: "Tom Gilder" <tom@tom.me.uk>, <www-html@w3.org>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tom Gilder <tom@tom.me.uk>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:57 AM
Subject: Re: <meta> tags and their practical use

On Friday, August 23, 2002, 7:32:42 PM, you wrote:
> if you watch how <meta>-Tags are (miss) used, I'm not sure, if they
> shouldn't be repoved from the HTML standard.

Meta tags are in common use, and are still recognized by search
engines (although now things like keywords are mostly ignored). Even
Google pays attention to a description meta-tag, if it can find no
content within a document.

I see no reason to remove them, unless they were replaced with a
specialized XML language for adding semantic information (which could
be interesting actually, hmmm...).

Tom Gilder
Received on Saturday, 24 August 2002 01:30:24 UTC

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