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Netscape Proposes New Standard for Organizing Information on the Web and Corporate Intranets

Magazine article Information Today

Netscape Proposes New Standard for Organizing Information on the Web and Corporate Intranets

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Netscape Communications Corporation has announced that it has submitted a new proposal entitled "Meta Content Framework using XML" to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). "Meta content" is information about how online content is organized in order to make it easier to manage information on Internet and intranet sites. The Meta Content Framework (MCF) provides a common way for Web sites and corporate intranets to describe all of their content in a summarized form, which can then be used for various purposes, such as site mapping, indexing, content monitoring, and personalizing third-party content.

First introduced by Apple Computer in September 1996, MCF quickly gained support from a number of key industry partners, including Netscape, and today is being used by more than 350 Web sites. As one of the earliest supporters of MCF, Netscape has now extended leadership in helping to establish MCF as an open standard by formally submitting the proposal to the W3C.

"Rather than having independent formats for site mapping, Web crawling, indexing, parental controls, and a range of other applications, Netscape has recognized a need in the developer community for a standard way to represent meta content," said Rick Schell, senior vice president and general manager of the client product division at Netscape. …

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