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mata tag in HTML5

Postby clanceyp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:59 pm

I have a metadata question. In one of our medical applications (currently HTML4 loose) we have metadata tags which contain data relevant to the content of the application e.g.
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<meta content="" name="REF.SNOMED-concept-ID">
<meta content="" name="REF.MeSH-unique-ID">
<meta content="" name="REF.release.number">

Where the prefix "REF" is an intern acronym/abbreviation for the web-application. I want to port this web app to HTML5, but the name attribute values are not valid in HTML5. How can I add application relevant metadata to my HTML5 web-apps, without using the <meta /> tag?

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Re: mata tag in HTML5

Postby brandonair » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:33 pm

Why are you not wanting to use meta tags in HTML5?
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Re: mata tag in HTML5

Postby zcorpan » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:12 am

If this is data that is only intended to be processed by the app itself, then you can use data-* attributes. You could do e.g. <html data-ref.snomed-concept-id="..." ...>

If this is data that is intended for other parties to consume, you could consider creating a microdata vocabulary.
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