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[Bug 12777] New: New HTML5 'context' meta tag [suggestion]

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Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 08:11:05 +0000
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           Summary: New HTML5 'context' meta tag [suggestion]
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mike+html-wg-mailbot@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

public-html-comments posting from: Chris Leaper <jaboc2kl@googlemail.com>

Hi, i don't know if they're still taking suggestions to add to the new HTML5
spec but i had what i think could be a really good idea.

A new 'context' meta tag to be used to describe the context / genre of the
documents content.

The usage would be similar to that of the old 'keywords' tag but using
contextual keywords such as 'news,sports,fiction,sci-fi,engineering
documentation,blog' etc. etc. - The possibilities are endless, with
potential for libraries of hundreds or even thousands of recognised
contextual keywords to clarify the positioning and content of a document.

With search engine support it could help to make the web an easier place to
both publish, categorise and search for content.

I hope to generate significant interest in this possibility and eventually
get it adopted into the HTML5 spec!

I'd love to hear what people think about this.

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