A question/suggestion for HTML 2.0 or 3.0

Michael Mealling (Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu)
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 11:59:56 -0400 (EDT)

I'm sitting here hacking Mosaic code so that it can understand URCs and
it occurs to me that a very powerful addition to the Anchor tag would
be a META attribute that specifies meta-information that is not within
the document itself.

Its arguement would be a URI similar to HREF. It could be required to only
make sense when included with a HREF but it would be more interesting to let
it act as an HREF itself. This last option is debatable since many believe
that in the last case it is then a document and not meta-information.
But that is another mailing list...

<A HREF="http://www.gatech.edu" META=http://www.gatech.edu/home.info">This
is our homepage</A>

In this example the first URL is the actual page. The second tells you
things about it like who did it, last modified time, cost, etc....



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