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[Perlfect-search] Description meta tag

Wick, Mike perlfect-search@perlfect.com
Fri, 9 Jan 2004 12:35:46 -0600
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Hello,

Thank you for providing Perlfect Search. I have been using it for years
now and have always been extremely happy. I do have one problem that has
been nagging me.

The HTML of the majority of my pages on the site start similar to
this...

        <HTML CODE>
                <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0
Transitional//EN"
=09
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
=09
                <html xmlns=3D"http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
        =09
                <head>
                <meta name=3D"keywords" content=3D"kansas, university,
alumni, association, kansas university alumni association" />
                <meta name=3D"description" content=3D"Rock Chalk Ball" />
                <meta name=3D"generator" content=3D"Microsoft FrontPage 5.0"
/>
                <meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Language" content=3D"en-us" />
                <meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type" content=3D"text/html;
charset=3Dwindows-1252" />
                <meta name=3D"GENERATOR" content=3D"Microsoft FrontPage 4.0"
/>
                <meta name=3D"ProgId" content=3D"FrontPage.Editor.Document"
/>
        </HTML CODE>

When indexed and searched I get these results in the resultant page...

        10. page.html
        The Description Meta Tag" />

If I take the "/" out of the description meta tag everything is fine.
The problem is the HTML Tidy and other editors want to correct this. Is
there a way around this or am I missing something?

Thanks,

Mike Wick



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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN">
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; =
charset=3Dus-ascii">
<META NAME=3D"Generator" CONTENT=3D"MS Exchange Server version =
6.0.6249.1">
<TITLE>Description meta tag</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
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<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Hello,</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Thank you for providing Perlfect =
Search. I have been using it for years now and have always been =
extremely happy. I do have one problem that has been nagging =
me.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">The HTML of the majority of my pages on =
the site start similar to this...</FONT>
</P>

<P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;HTML CODE&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC &quot;-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 =
Transitional//EN&quot;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&quot;</FONT><A =
HREF=3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"><U><FONT=
 COLOR=3D"#0000FF" SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd</F=
ONT></U></A><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">&quot;&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;html xmlns=3D&quot;<A =
HREF=3D"http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml</A>&qu=
ot;&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;head&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;meta name=3D&quot;keywords&quot; =
content=3D&quot;kansas, university, alumni, association, kansas =
university alumni association&quot; /&gt;</FONT></P>

<P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;meta name=3D&quot;description&quot; =
content=3D&quot;Rock Chalk Ball&quot; /&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;meta name=3D&quot;generator&quot; =
content=3D&quot;Microsoft FrontPage 5.0&quot; /&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;meta http-equiv=3D&quot;Content-Language&quot; =
content=3D&quot;en-us&quot; /&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;meta http-equiv=3D&quot;Content-Type&quot; =
content=3D&quot;text/html; charset=3Dwindows-1252&quot; /&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;meta name=3D&quot;GENERATOR&quot; =
content=3D&quot;Microsoft FrontPage 4.0&quot; /&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;meta name=3D&quot;ProgId&quot; =
content=3D&quot;FrontPage.Editor.Document&quot; /&gt;</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">&lt;/HTML CODE&gt;</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">When indexed and searched I get these =
results in the resultant page...</FONT>
</P>

<P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">10. page.html</FONT>

<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT SIZE=3D2 =
FACE=3D"Arial">The Description Meta Tag&quot; /&gt;</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">If I take the &quot;/&quot; out of the =
description meta tag everything is fine. The problem is the HTML Tidy =
and other editors want to correct this. Is there a way around this or am =
I missing something?</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Thanks,</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Mike Wick</FONT>
</P>
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