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Re: 'Age' for webpages

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 22:00:52 +0100
Message-ID: <4C096984.9050501@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Merin Tresa Willy <merintwilly@gmail.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Merin Tresa Willy wrote:
> Is a third dimension - 'age' necessary for webpages? Will its inclusion 
> help search engines and the like, to retrieve pages containing 
> up-to-date data?

The web is made of resources of many types, not just HTML pages.  They 
already have age meta-data, although this is sometimes mis-handled.  It 
is in the form of the HTTP: Last-Modified: header.  It is already usable 
in Google searches.

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