[EP-tech] Abstract page - head meta elements

John Salter J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk
Tue Sep 6 17:17:21 BST 2016

Does anyone know if anything makes use of the 'eprints.XXX' metadata elements in the <head> of an abstract page?
For example, here: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104420/ (view source).

There are 123 <meta name="eprints.creators_name" content="xxx" />.

Each also has a matching <meta name="eprints.creators_id" content="xxx" /> element - although only 3 of these have a value (so there are 120 with content="" ).

The creator names are also included as a meta 'DC.creator' field - so is there any use in exposing the creators name in the eprints.creators_name format - or could I combine the IDs (when they exist) into a field such as:

<meta name="eprints.creator" content="Salter, J. (orcid:0000-1234-5678-1234)" />.

For HTML5, there is a set of standard metadata names:


and advice on additional names:

https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/document-metadata.html#other-metadata-names (which links to https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/MetaExtensions).

The 'eprints.XXX' format does not appear on these pages - so should I (or we) be using them?

Any thoughts welcome!



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