Re: [hypermail] New META date tag feature

From: Bill Moseley <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 21:14:00 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, William R. Knox wrote:

> I have implemented a new feature in hypermail to include the META Date tag
> compatible with the Dublin Core standard (which specifies the format
> YYYY-MM-DD), both by default and as a macro (%D) usable in message header
> files. This date is useful for search engines, such as the newly released
> ht://Dig 3.1.6, which make use of this META tag, if it exists, to
> determine the age of the file instead of the modification date. Given the
> update that happens to message files when a new message comes in, this
> seems like a useful patch to implement accurate date-specific searches on
> your archive.

Hi Bill,

Does this just rewrite comments such as

    <!-- received="Sun Sep 09 16:51:47 2001" -->

as a <meta> tags?

Swish-e can do something similar. Try a search at:

Swish can parse, search and return meta tags in search results, but in this case it's parsing the data from the comments in the hypermail files.

Bill Moseley
Received on Sat 02 Feb 2002 07:17:52 AM GMT

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