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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: Terry Allen <tallen at sonic dot net>
- Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:21:51 -0800
- Reply-To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
| / "Eve L. Maler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
| | I would say to use the keywords in the keywordset, which are flat and can
| | be concatenated and separated with commas.
| That's not the point of the description though. The description
| is a human readable (apparently short and sweet) summary of the
| content. It's independent of the keywords meta tag.
This confused me, too, until I looked at the reference,
which shows as a sample,
<META name="description" content="Everything you wanted to know about stamps, from prices to history.">
<META name="keywords" content="stamps, stamp collecting, stamp history, prices, stamps for sale">
Now your listing will look something like this in search engines that
support the descriptions tag:
Everything you wanted to know about stamps, from prices to history.
I don't keep up with current, um, art wrt HTML, and this is
a new one on me. I agree with Norm that it's an abstract in
current Docbook markup - it's an abstract that isn't displayed
in the rendered HTML page, but I think that's probably something
we can overlook.