I was thinking about this a short while ago, to expand what links onebox in SE chat.

Essentially, anything that has a valid <meta name="description" /> tag should be able to be one-boxed. The <title> could be used for the title of the box, and the meta description tag for the body. This could also (perhaps) be extended to the <meta property="title"> as well (defined by RDFa 1.1), though I suspect this is less common.

Optionally, chat could also support the Open Graph (<og:meta>) tags as well. Though these should only be used if the regular HTML <meta> tags cannot be used.

  • Oh, sorry for the wrong char!
    – nicael
    Jan 11, 2016 at 17:37


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