(proposal) on metadata in documents

Sean Conner sean at conman.org
Mon Feb 22 01:49:48 GMT 2021


It was thus said that the Great Oliver Simmons once stated:
> On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 at 13:13, Solene Rapenne <solene at perso.pw> wrote:
> >
> > It seems your are suggesting implementing equivalent of http headers
> > that are key: values pair and are not part of the document but is transmitted
> > in the reply. Currently gemini only returns the status code, the content type
> > and potentially the language (this is not mandatory).
> >
> > That's an endless rabbithole that the Gemini protocol should better
> > not explore because it allows endless extendability.
> 
> This isn't headers of any sort, it's document metadata, similar to
> HTML's <head> and <meta>.

  One can go overboard on metadata.  Check out the source on this joker's
website:

	http://boston.conman.org/2021/02/17.1

Almost a *hundred* lines of metadata!  Madness!  Madness I say!

  -spc (and he's not even sure he has enough!  The fool!)


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