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New way to hide meta tags?

New way to hide meta tags?

     
3:39 pm on Jan 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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In reviewing the competition's keywords, I came across the following on Agilentís web site (http://www.agilent.com/cm/industry/index.shtml)
<meta name="description" content="description_contents" />
<meta name="keywords" content="keywords_contents" />

What does it mean and should I use it on my site?

4:09 pm on Jan 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Looks to me like junk left over from either a template file or whatever package they used to design the site.

I've seen similar things on a VERY well known UK financial site eg
<meta name="keywords" content="place relevant keywords here">

4:11 pm on Jan 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>What does it mean

I looks like they have simply forgot to add the keywords and description. If they are ranking well for their keywords then this shows how little importance is currently being placed on those tags.

4:12 pm on Jan 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Actually this is the new XML standard. Every open code needs a closing code in XML. Since meta tags do not have an opening and closing code, you place the / in to close it. If HTML is replaced by XHTML or XML, you will need to use this coding.