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Re: About URNs and Meta content

From: Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 17:02:23 -0800 (PST)
To: didier ph martin <dmartin@cedep.com>
Cc: W3 org <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.970320145049.13523G-100000@andrew.triumf.ca>
On Wed, 19 Mar 1997, didier ph martin wrote:

> typing for Meta Content (also called profiles). We came with a new spec
> which is located at http://www.netfolder.com/SDK/index.htm.

Re.   MCF embedded into a HTML file, since DC is settling on
  <meta name="DC.creator"  content="Conan Doyle">
(with some wrangling about where to put SCHEME) 
and we already have well-established
  <meta name="description" content="detective stories">
I thought perhaps one might use e.g.
   <meta name="MCF.authorIndividual"  content="Conan Doyle">
In the comment version (waiting on new tags), it's hard to see how
to parse the MCF distinct from random comments, JavaScript, etc.

In the mail-header version there's nothing to identify the
X-info as MCF, to distinguish it from all the other stuff like
X-Mailer, X-Comment, X-Face, X-Report-Type etc. that turns up in my 
mailbox.  How about  X-MCF.TocOf  etc. ?

Re. http transport; correspondance I have had from Roy Fielding suggests 
that one shouldn't invent arbitrary random HTTP headers; the 
"X-" convention is undefined in RFC 2068.

Meanwhile, some DC people say they're going to move to PICS or XML
in a year or two, and I thought I was confused enough already ... :-}

Andrew Daviel
TRIUMF/Vancouver Webpages
Received on Thursday, 20 March 1997 20:02:25 UTC

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