[htdig] Request for new htdig META property: htdig-description

Subject: [htdig] Request for new htdig META property: htdig-description
From: Patrick Jennings (patrick@synaptic.bc.ca)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 13:27:46 PST

The META descriptions on my pages are written to entice people to pick
my site over other sites in major search engines. So, they're not
always appropriate for directing users within the site. In addition
to the existing meta tags property htdig-keyword, it'd be very useful
to have an htdig-description. EG:

The value allows you to specify an alternate excerpt (description) of
a page. If the config-file attribute use_meta_htdig_description is
used, then any documents with descriptions will use them instead of
the automatically generated excerpts. The weight that words in the
content string will have in search results is controlled by the
meta_htdig_description_factor attribute in your configuration. If a
document contains no htdig-description property, but does contain a
description property, then the value for the description property is

Just a thought,



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