[whatwg] <summary> tag to help avoid redundancy of meta description tag!?

Roger Hågensen rescator at emsai.net
Sat Mar 20 05:49:21 PDT 2010

On 2010-03-19 17:19, Roger Hågensen wrote:
> On 2010-03-19 15:43, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
>> On Fri, 2010-03-19 at 15:43 +0100, Roger Hågensen wrote:
>>> On 2010-03-19 15:17, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
>>> >  I just feel that the<head>  and<body>  areas of a page have two
>>> >  distinct uses, and unnecessary crossovers shouldn't occur if it's
>>> >  avoidable.
>>> If you look at my other thread Re: [whatwg]<meta name="description"
>>> href="#desc" />
>>> It allows notifying the parser that the content is in the page, and it
>>> is up to the parsers configuration whether to scan beyond the header in
>>> that case. Best of both worlds IMO.
>>> Roger.
>> I did see that, and it looks like a great idea, as it shouldn't 
>> really break anything, and I saw that it should be possible to use 
>> for the keywords too, which would fit perfectly with tag cloud 
>> systems used on a page.
>> I would presume that this would cause the content parser (browser) to 
>> strip any and all tags surrounding the marked content?
>> Thanks,
>> Ash
>> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk
> Well, looking at the example 
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2010-March/025575.html
> I remebeerd that thew title element may have html markup in it (seen 
> it in the wild), so most parsers probably apply tag stripping to that 
> already,
> so yeah, stripping tags the parser do not want shouldn't be an issue 
> really.

Just made a feature request article at 
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Meta_element_href as it's just easier to 
reference that than a mailing list post.
Sorry if it looks messy, I just used the advised template, but it's a 
start at least.
If anyone feel like improving the language feel free to go nuts.


Roger "Rescator" Hågensen.
Freelancer - http://EmSai.net/

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