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RE: <meta> tags and their practical use

From: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@crystaldecisions.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 01:23:04 -0700
Message-ID: <963A03BCAFF059488BAFF33AE5C8709774BC38@IPSENT04>
To: "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

> >>  Is there any remaining practical use of <meta>?
> >
> > With the http-equiv attribute, yes! Not everyone has the permission to 
> > use .htaccess files and stuff, so the <meta> tag has its uses.
> * Trying to do cache control via <meta> is delusional, because proxies 
>   don't see the <meta> tags.

But a delusional attempt can still be better than no attempt; As Toby
already pointed out, not all content authors have the power to apply custom
HTTP headers.

> * Refresh isn't a real HTTP header anyway.

True, but it's still widely supported, and a slightly more elegant solution
to scripting.
Received on Monday, 2 September 2002 04:23:42 UTC

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