This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the DocBook project.
Re: Re: Stylesheet RFC -- "description" meta tag in html
- To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: Stylesheet RFC -- "description" meta tag in html
- From: Adam Di Carlo <adam at onshore dot com>
- Date: 21 Dec 1999 18:07:59 -0500
- References: <199911300230.VAA16955@dhcpp8449.resnet.oberlin.edu> <email@example.com> <19991205204438.A13212@dhcpp8449.resnet.oberlin.edu> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <8059-Tue21Dec1999122448email@example.com>
- Reply-To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> / Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> | Would it be possible to provide some means for populating a
> | "description" HTML Meta tag? We already have a means for populating
> | the "keyword" meta tag, and "description" is useful for all the same
> | reasons. That is, it is useful for search indexing, see
> | <URL:http://searchenginewatch.com/webmasters/meta.html>.
> That looks like an abstract to me, Adam. Perhaps <abstract><simpara>,
> if present, should go in the meta description field?
Yup -- I think so. I don't know if there's a practical limit on the
content of a META tag in the so-called "web browsers of today". I
guess perhaps there should be a know '%generate-meta-description%'
which can be switched on or off.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>