W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-bugzilla@w3.org > December 2011

[Bug 15304] Nested <META> tags in <HEAD>

From: <bugzilla@jessica.w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:33:11 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1Rdt4R-0003o1-BM@jessica.w3.org>

--- Comment #15 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2011-12-23 00:33:09 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> But putting the metadata in the <body> means that a "spider", that is only
> concerned with document-level metadata (such as the WordCount example) will
> have to parse the ENTIRE PAGE to find it - rather than being able to just look
> in the <head>.

Yes.  That's not a big deal in general, because such data might very well be in
the body.  For example, there may be a an @itemref on a <meta> that pointed at
some element in the body.

If this is a specialized spider, such that you control both the spider and the
documents, you could always put in a requirement that the Microdata-hosting
<div>s be the first thing in the <body>, so the spider can stop as soon as it
sees any *other* body-level element.

Configure bugmail: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are the QA contact for the bug.
Received on Friday, 23 December 2011 00:33:21 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 20:02:10 UTC