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Bug 846 - feature request: control of meta name="KEYWORDS" content="..."
feature request: control of meta name="KEYWORDS" content="..."
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-11-09 17:57 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2004-11-09 17:57:26 UTC
Dear friends,
The article above is linked to
If you take a look at the HTML source code of the Icelandic 
version, you will see (at this moment):
meta name="KEYWORDS" content="Ísland,Evrópa,1911,Enska,10. 
For the English article you will see:
meta name="KEYWORDS" content="Australia,Atlantic Ocean,April 
10,British Isles,Britain,Bronze Age,Bloody Sunday,Bronze 
Please note, that the name of the article is neither included in 
the content for the Icelandic version nor for the English.

Is this what the article is about? The keywords are picked up from 
existing links on those pages. Do not ask my how.

Feature request: I am NOT askink for [[Google bombing]]. I ask for 
the ability to specify a maximal number of keywords under control 
of the editors. The maximal number should be agreed in comon. No 
specific requests regarding the syntax (until now). The feature 
should support non English characters (iso8859-1, utf-8, Unicode - 
implementation could be done stepwise) too and if ''character 
translation'' of the keywords is required it should be optimised 
according to major search engins.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if testing is required.
Regards Reinhardt
Comment 1 Guttorm Flatabø 2005-03-13 17:32:12 UTC
I would expect that there is some kind of limit as to how many keywords the
software generates, do you know that there is none? Why would you need support
for "non English characters" to "specify a maximal number of keywords"?
Comment 2 Lee Romero 2005-11-30 16:10:04 UTC
I would also like to add some input to this request - I would like to have the
ability for editors of pages with a wiki to be able to add in specific keywords
that are then output in the <meta name="keywords"...> tag in the generated page.
 Perhaps via specific comment formatting in the article or possibly a separate
field when editing an article?
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2008-12-30 02:38:45 UTC
Meta keywords are obsolete and not used by modern search engines, and will be retired from MediaWiki core rather than enhanced.

If you do want this for your own wiki for some reason, you can use an extesnion:

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