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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: Stylesheet RFC -- "description" meta tag in html

/ Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> was heard to say:
| In message <8881-Tue21Dec1999143920-0500-ndw@nwalsh.com> you wrote:
| >/ "Eve L. Maler" <elm@east.sun.com> 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.
| I'm not saying they ought to be the same.  I'm just saying there ought

I didn't think you were, I thought Eve was :-)

| to be a way that the author can set something and have the description
| metadata be included in the HTML file.  I guess the tricky thing is
| figuring out if we can use the content of an existing DocBook tag
| (i.e., "abstract" on containing element?)

I wasn't suggesting Abstract because I wanted to shoehorn it into
some existing element, I was suggesting it because I really think
the content is semantically an abstract.


  <abstract role="htmlmeta"><simpara>...</simpara></abstract>

| or whether we'd have to use a PI or something....

Ack! No! Don't put real document content in a PI. That just
strikes me as evil.


Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | If you understand: things are as
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | they are. If you do not
Member, DocBook Editorial Board    | understand: things are as they are.

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