w3.org suggestion .. page, date, time and topic, date, time code (wish list).

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I don't usually follow this newsgroup, but it seemed the most
appropriate one to post this to. I tried finding contact info for
suggestions on the w3.org website without any luck, so here it is.

Firstly, I would like to see a html standard that included code, which
would allow search engines to locate web pages based on a "page date",
which does not have to be the page creation date. This "page date"
could be set manually, (the default), by the web page creator/designer,
or it could be set to reflect the date the page was created, (file
creation date).

Secondly, I would like to see code that would allow for the dating of
individual topics on a web page, as several topics relating to
different dates are often used on a single webpage. Again, this would
be set to the page creation date as the default, or assigned either
manually by the page designer, or automatically from either a database,
or the system clock of the website sending the page content. (As when
web pages receive automatic updates from news servers.)

Lastly, I'd like to see Google get the ability to do proximity
searches. (They actually had that for about two weeks last summer, if I
recall correctly.)

Re: w3.org suggestion .. page, date, time and topic, date, time code (wish list).

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In fact, there is information at w3.org about participation to the HTML
development work, and posting to a newsgroup (even outside the Big 8!) will
hardly draw the Consortium's attention. Seriously, if you cannot find their
relevant information at their site, they will hardly take your suggestions
seriously even if they by accident read them.

As a rule of thumb, any work on HTML development should not be expected to
yield useful results in the next two or three years - the work is slow, and
so is the progress in browsers. Only if you can live with this should you
try to find the forum for making suggestions on HTML development.

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Well, that's not W3C business. You might submit your suggestions to Google,
but don't expect any anwser.

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")

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Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
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Those were just some thoughts I had on the subject and because I really
don't have alot of spare time to spend on this, I thought I'd do my
post and see if anyone else who finds those functions useful, wished to
run with the idea.

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Actually I did submit the idea to Google, but that was over a year ago
and while I did find they temporarily added the feature, it just as
quickly disappeared as an available function.

Thanks for your time!

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