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Hour 23. Helping People Find Your Web Pa... > Documenting the Full Address of a Pa... - Pg. 316

Helping People Find Your Web Pages 316 Advanced Header Tags The <meta /> tag can actually be used for a wide variety of purposes. You can use it to specify any information you want about the document, such as the author or a page ID number. How and why you do this is beyond the scope of this introductory book, and very few Web page authors ever use the <meta /> tag for anything other than making their pages easier to find on the Internet. There are also three other advanced tags for locating and interlinking documents that you may occasionally see in the <head> section of Web pages. Two of them, <isindex> and <nextid>, are considered obsolete and are rarely used by Web page authors today. <link /> is most often used to link a style sheet to a Web page (see Hour 16, "Using Style Sheets" ), but can also theo- retically be used to document an association between one Web page and another. This hour's final section discusses one more tag that goes in the <head> section of a document, and one that you may sometimes find useful. Documenting the Full Address of a Page Suppose you create a Web page advertising your business, and a customer likes your page so much that she saves it on her hard drive. A couple of days later, she wants to show a friend your cool site, but guess what? She forgot to bookmark it, and of course the page doesn't contain a link to itself. She clicks the links to your order form, but they are only filename links (such as <a href="orderform.htm">); they don't work from her hard drive unless the order form is on her hard drive, too. You have lost two eager customers. One way to avoid this heartbreaking scenario is to always use complete addresses starting with