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meta name="Title" content=" tag

Is there a meta name="Title" content=" tag?

     
12:48 pm on Apr 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Iím working on a site and see that the html includes a ďmeta name="Title" content=" tag in all pages.

Is there such a tag? I couldnít find anything on it. It would seem to at least lead to confusion with the HTML title tag.

I ran a page through the w3c validator (Itís doc type is XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN) and it failed but I saw no warning about this tag.

If it is a valid tag whatís the intent?

6:41 pm on Apr 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The syntax will be valid, but it has no particular defined meaning, unless there is an internal search engine on the particular site which makes use of this particular data.

You often see a plethora of metadata elements in documents, most are meaningless. If you want to investigate the use of metadata in documents you might want to read up about the Dublin Core metadata standards:

[dublincore.org...]

The Dublin Core initiative adds meaning to the metadata, but it is unused by major search engines.