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Re: meta tags: "obsoleted-by" and "obsoletes"

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:01:49 +1100
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <8267C5E9-57C3-44F4-A6A7-04E648EB303F@mnot.net>
To: Dave Yost <Dave@Yost.com>
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> On 19 Feb 2015, at 9:14 am, Dave Yost <Dave@Yost.com> wrote:
> I would like to see standard HTML tags along these lines:
> Scenario
> Someone published a how-to page for some aspect of fedora20.
> Fedora21 is released.
> They publish a new version of their how-to page, updated for fedora21.
> with the new feature
> They add an “obsoleted-by” meta tag to their fedora20 page linking to their new page.
> They add an “obsoletes” meta tag to their fedora21 page linking to their old page.
> Discussion
> Search engines could use this data, when available, to give far more helpful results.
> Of course, fact of life, most pages that could benefit from these tags will never be updated to use them, but compliance will improve over time. We always have to start somewhere.
> Someone could host a crowd-sourced database of obsoleted-by/obsoletes page relationships. Browsers and search engines could interoperate with it.

Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
Received on Friday, 27 February 2015 04:02:20 UTC

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