Re M Mealing suggestion

Terry Allen (
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 14:08:03 -0700

Michael Mealling suggested a META att on A to allow an anchor to
point separately to meta for the target (Dexter:head) of the link.
It would be good to be able to do this sometimes, but the mechanism
could be abused by authors who point to either false meta or
false content, relying on the true content or meta to lull readers
into acceptance.

Maybe that's a better issue for the URI list; in any event the
reader would have to be made aware that the meta was being fetched
per info in the link rather than as a result of a fresh attempt
at finding it through a URC resolution service (the point of
departure for Michael's suggestion).

The case of pointing to one's own meta in HTML's META is somewhat
different, but the possibilities for confusion and deceit are
similarly interesting.


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