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

Subject: Re: [htdig] Request for new htdig META property: htdig-description
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 20:32:52 PDT

On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Patrick Jennings wrote:

> if (mystrcasecmp(cache, "description") == 0 &&
> strlen(conf["content"]) != 0
> || mystrcasecmp(cache, "htdig-description") == 0 &&
> strlen(conf["content"]) != 0)
> Then, in the *.html header, always place the "description" META
> *before* the "htdig-description" META. The code then should overwrite
> the initial "description" with "htdig-description" if the latter
> exists.

Yes, this is what should happen.

> The question is: will this have any negative side affects (other than
> making "description" function as a second "keywords" META if
> "htdig-description" is present)? I've scanned through the code, and
> it all looks straightforward enough...

I can't think of any. I' m still trying to think if the tag is a good idea
or not. You obviously think it's a good idea. What do other people think?
After all, it's not called "free software" for any old reason. Good idea?
Bad idea?

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

To unsubscribe from the htdig mailing list, send a message to
You will receive a message to confirm this.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b28 : Wed Apr 05 2000 - 19:32:05 PDT