Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries?

Dave_Raggett (
Wed, 16 Mar 1994 18:30:11 --100

> 2. HTML+ Meta information

> I think that, by all means, authors should be encouraged to put
> meta information into their html documents. And automatic
> template creators should be designed to incorporate this
> information if it exists. But I don't think that a robot doing a
> HEAD request for all the documents on a server is the correct way
> to do indexing. I particular I don't know how the robot would
> know the URLs of documents on the server all it only used the HEAD
> method.

I think that a local "robot" is in a good position to create the index.

o speed isn't a problem

o local staff can use config files to control
which directories are searched

o you can combine manual with automatic entry generation
for different parts of the local web as needed

Dave Raggett