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Re: <meta> tags and their practical use

From: Lachlan Cannon <luminosity@members.evolt.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 23:16:50 +1000
Message-ID: <3D678742.9020902@members.evolt.org>
To: www-html@w3.org

Kai Lahmann wrote:

> hi
> if you watch how <meta>-Tags are (miss) used, I'm not sure, if they 
> shouldn't be repoved from the HTML standard. They aren't read by any 
> search engine (because they are _only_ miss-used), they have in most 
> cases (always?) nothing to do with the content - everybody knows all 
> this games about "how to get many hits with good <meta>s".. Currently 
> they only exist to make the files bigegr and for the authors to think 
> they are cool.
> Is there any remaining practical use of <meta>?

For detailing metadata? Without the ability currently to embed RDF data
into a document, meta is vitally important. In addition, although it may
not be used now for many things that doesn't mean it won't be. And it
being there isn't hurting or breaking anything.

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