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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: search engine friendly skins
Date Tue, 21 Dec 2004 00:48:24 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> 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.

Bad choice of words ... by "avoided" i mean that the cocoon cache
will still hold the old metadata documents, so their change will
have no effect.


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