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[Bug 6853] restore meta keywords, search engines use them

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Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 10:26:50 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  2009-09-07 10:26:49 ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> > - meta/@name=keywords is in HTML 4
> That is irrelevant.

No, it's not irrelevant.

> > - search engine documentation implies it is used
> Google doesn't use it. Some search engines do, as described in the comments
> above, but then search engines also use all kinds of other metadata names like
> terms from Dublin Core, and we're not going to put all those in HTML5 either.

Adding terms from Dublin Core is defined in DC-HTML, which uses the @profile
extension point.

> > So it appears that the burden of proof is on those who want it to be removed.
> HTML5 started with a clean slate. The burden of proof is _always_ on the
> request to add a feature.

We disagree on whether this constitutes "adding a feature".

> ...

I think this remains a bug, even if you close it as "WONTFIX". At some point,
the WG will need to decide.

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