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Look at all these meta tags

I didn't know about half of these...

8:49 pm on Jan 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Found this on IBM's source. I have never heard of half of these meta tags. Are all of these actually used?

<meta name="SOURCE" value="v10 Template Generator v1.1"/>
<meta name="TITLE" value="IBM Corporation"/>
<meta name="alias" content="http://www.ibm.com/">
<meta name="STATUS" value="Draft"/>
<meta name="LANGUAGE" value="en-US"/>
<meta name="ABSTRACT" value="The IBM corporate home page, entry point to information about IBM products and services"/>
<meta name="LASTUPDATE" value="Tue Apr 25 18:43:34 2000"/>
<meta name="SECURITY" value="Public"/>
<meta name="KEYWORDS" value="ibm,international business machines,internet,e-business,ebusiness,personal computer,personal system,e-commerce,ecommerce,pc,workstation,mainframe,unix,technical support,homepage,home page"/>
<meta name="FORMAT" value="text/xhtml"/>
<meta name="COPYRIGHT" value="Copyright (c) 2000 by IBM Corporation"/>
<meta name="ROBOTS" value="index,follow"/>
<meta name="CHARSET" value="ISO-8859-1"/>
<meta name="OWNER" type="email" value="webmaster@www.ibm.com"/>
<meta name="DOCUMENTCOUNTRYCODE" value="us"/>
<meta name="DOCUMENTLANGUAGECODE" value="en"/>

10:12 pm on Jan 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>>>><meta name="FORMAT" value="text/xhtml"/>

Perhaps it's something to do with xml???

6:53 am on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It looks like IBM has an internal tool that uses the meta elements for some special purpose.
8:02 am on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Here [vancouver-webpages.com] is a "Dictionary of meta tags". It includes a link to the infamous Dublin Core [purl.org] metadata element set.

I sometimes wish I didn't even know about these things. I certainly don't use or plan to use any of it.