Re: Meta Tag - proposal (suggestions ???)

Robert Hazeltine (
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 00:30:37 +1000 (EET)

On Wed, 15 Nov 1995, Joe Budge wrote:

> > From: (Davide Musella)
> > Subject: Meta Tag - proposal (suggestions ???)
> > To: (Mailing list di html)
> > Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 12:29:33 +0100 (MET)
> > Organization: Dept. of Computer Science, Milan, Italy.
> > Request for comments, suggestions, etc...
> The META tag could benefit greatly from HTTP-EQUIV's for "revision"
> (as in 'revision number') and 'timestamp' (as in 'date/time the
> document was authored').
> Librarians -- electronic or otherwise -- keep track of different
> versions of a document in many professions. This is crucial in
> situations where one needs to track changes in documents over
> time -- as frequently happens in legal, engineering, purchasing, and
> technical support activities. I would rate the importance of these
> as "high" since one cannot do serious document management
> without these concepts.

Yes, this is very important.

> An interesting "nice" feature would be an HTTP-EQUIV for 'period' (as
> in 'the document covers the stated period'). This would be used to
> organize information so that one can organize/retrieve by historical
> time period (eg: "give me all documents where 'title' contains
> 'United Nations' and 'period' contains '1945').

Yes, this would be nice but I would not consider it for reasons of