Metadata, again

Eric Scheid writes in to plug a project that uses TITLEs on links to provide more information on search results. “Standard-looking database extraction, right? Click any of the links to bring up the full details... but just point at the link and meta information pops up with the description of the page to come, saving a round trip to the Web+database server. As you can see from the long descriptions involved, it would have been very unwieldy to include them into the table proper.”

Posted on 2001-01-08