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Re: Proposed issue: site metadata hook

From: Jeremy Dunck <ralinon@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:13:17 -0600
To: seairth@seairth.com, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <BAY1-F66rUzmrtlx3XZ000097b7@hotmail.com>

>From: "Seairth Jacobs" <seairth@seairth.com>
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>3) How much trouble is this causing right now?  In theory, it makes
<snip>
>I haven't been on this list long and therefore don't expect my words will
>have much sway, but I'd rather see the TAG continue to put its energy into
>more pressing issues.

  The examples of robot.txt and such are anecdotal, and not representative 
of the whole problem.  I agree that indirection in an application such as a 
web crawler is an uphill fight, and that in such applications, it might be 
pragmatic to leave well enough alone.

  However, there is a pressing need for retrieving metadata for a particular 
site (and I'd say, for a particular URI), and that's why I support the 
proposed issue.

  Thanks,
    Jeremy Dunck

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