Re: What's the standard for non-standard extensions?

Christian L. Mogensen (mogens@CS.Stanford.EDU)
Fri, 21 Oct 1994 19:19:57 +0100

> Is it legit for me to do something like this?

> <UImetainfo> html code </UImetainfo>

>That simplifies my parsing code, makes other tools available to
>me, etc. But of course it's non-standard. Also, these aren't
>extensions that I would anticipate being of any use to anyone

Didn't <META CONTENT="foo"> get defined at some point?
(Did that discussion ever reach closure?)

The accepted (least frowned upon) method of embedding meta info
is to use
<META CONTENT="name=value">
or similar schemes.

I guess you can use
<META CONTENT="<start>">content<META CONTENT="</start>">
except for the fact that certain commonly used browsers barf
on angle brackets in quotes.

This leads to all sorts of problems with embedding meta info - basically
you have to URL escape everything to stop the browser parsers from
going ga-ga.

Christian "web-head"