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RE: <meta> tags and their practical use

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 11:26:17 +0100
Message-ID: <000701c2526b$2cbf2d60$9551a8c0@bts.co.uk>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

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

Internet Explorer will treat it as such; you can have self 
refreshing resources which are not HTML.  It isn't in
any RFC, though, as far as I know.

(Generally, though, I think meta was a combination an attempt
to align the semantics with commercial word processors - in
the process destroying some more web like implementations of
some of the information - and to provide a single tool** and one
that worked around inappropriate commercial restrictions on
web servers services.  None of them very good reasons. And the
latter has more or less killed off sensible use of most of
HTTP 1.1.)

** Single technology solutions are very strong marketing plusses!
Received on Monday, 2 September 2002 06:26:51 UTC

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