Bizarre meta tag on UNL homepage

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Bizarre meta tag on UNL homepage

Postby FunnyMan » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:50 pm

Take a look at the source of the UNL homepage. Doesn't matter if you're on- or off-campus. If you browse through the headers, you'll find this line:
<meta name="ICBM" content="40.817719, -96.701513" />

Yes, that's ICBM as in the missile (I can't find any other definition that fits), and the content appears to be the approximate lattitude/longitude of UNL. Having no GPS at hand, I can't verify it beyond being somewhere in our area of Nebraska.

I doubt it's anything sinister, probably just someone's sick idea of humor, or a way to blow off some steam. Still, someone should probably pull it off of there.

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Postby saltybeagle » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:04 pm

That's actually a Geo URL meta tag...

The ICBM address was used on the web in the usenet mapping project, and has since been adopted for many things. ... dress.html
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Postby FunnyMan » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:56 am

I see. Well, I guess that makes sense, but it still bothers me a bit. As demonstrated, it can easily give the wrong impression to someone reading the code.

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