Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries?

Dave_Raggett (
Wed, 16 Mar 1994 10:56:11 --100

Christian Neuss writes:

> The title comes to mind.. but something with a bit more meaning
> would be better. Well, how about using the group statement to mark
> up special semantics of HTML text? You could have

> <GROUP role="keywords">
> <H2> Keywords: </H2>
> compression, encryption
> </GROUP>

> in the header, or at multiple positions in the text:

Before you start inventing new elements, consider the HTML+ META
element. This was added as a general solution to adding meta
information to HTML documents. This scheme allows wobots to scan
this information efficiently using the HTTP HEAD method.

Servers should read the document head to generate HTTP headers
corresponding to META elements, e.g. if the document contains:

<meta name="Expires" value="Tue, 04 Dec 1993 21:29:02 GMT">

The server should include the HTTP date format header field:

Expires: Tue, 04 Dec 1993 21:29:02 GMT

Other likely names are "Keywords", "Created", "Owner" (a name)
and "Reply-To" (an email address)
id ID #IMPLIED -- to allow meta info --
name CDATA #IMPLIED -- HTTP header e.g. "Expires" --
value CDATA #IMPLIED -- associated value -->