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

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> writes:

> / Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.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/>

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