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This document describes problems related to embedded metadata in HTML documents experienced with Microsoft's Internet Assistant for Word.

Example 2

This example is based on the HTML 4.0 syntax for embedded Dublin Core.

Initially this page was created using a text editor. It contained the following embedded metadata in the document HEAD.

<META name="DC.creator" lang="en" content="Brian Kelly">
<META name="DC.subject" scheme = "DDC" content="541.34">

The document was then loaded into Microsoft Word For Windows. It was saved as an HTML file. After saving it contained the following in the document HEAD.

1 <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> Added
2 <META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="Microsoft Word 97"> Added
3 <TITLE>example2-ia>/TITLE> Changed
4 <META NAME="Template" CONTENT="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\html.dot"> Added

Internet Assistant made the following changes to the information contained in the document HEAD:

Note that if your browser supports style sheets, the lines concerned are indicated in red, green or blue.

Other Problems

In addition to changes to the information contained in the document HEAD, Internet Assistant had added various elements to the document content, in particular <FONT> elements.

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