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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: search engine friendly skins
Date Tue, 21 Dec 2004 00:35:28 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Glen Tulukin wrote:
> >Do not think about meta data as merely html/head/title or
> >html/meta/keywords -- there might be other data associated with a document.
> >Look at advanced jpg properties (date, location, equipment make, camera
> >model, author, etc.). It's more than title and keywords. I can put
> >camera_model to the <div> as a hidden element and than extract from the 
> >div,
> >but this will be awkward. To have a separate meta-data element is cleaner.
> Yes, I agree and this is why my personal solution would be to have a 
> separate meta-data document to enable efficient processing of this 
> important data. However, this seems to go beyond your own use case and 
> that XHTML meta elemets would be sufficient. I assumed this since you 
> start in the document DTD using the the XHTML meta-data element.
> If we need a separate record of meta-data in a more flexible format than 
> the HTML meta element allows then we should really use a separate 
> document. The processing you propose in site2html.xsl will remain the 
> same, or at least very similar since we can use te XSL document(...) 
> function to import the meta-data document when one exists.

It would be better to use Cocoon sitemap aggregation powers
rather than document() function. With the latter method, when
the metadata documents change the Cocoon cache will be avoided.


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