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[Bug 7577] New: meta/@name=descriptions vs invisible metadata

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Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:57:15 +0000
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           Summary: meta/@name=descriptions vs invisible metadata
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec proposals
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

HTML5 defines meta/@name=description, and this is a good thing, as it is used
in the wild, and actually used by search engines.

However, it is a case of invisible metadata, and furthermore forces authors to
repeat text that already appears somewhere else on the page.

A link relation or a new container element <description> could address this.

See <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/0990.html> for a
proposal of a link relation.

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