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Subject: RE: [office-comment] 1.2 para 3.1.7

My biggest problem with these Dublin Core elements is not the semantics but the absence of any syntax whatsoever (well, beyond "a string" more or less).

That may not be a problem in the uses made in ODF, but it is a nightmare with regard to metadata consistency and attempting to automatically catalog from document profiles in repositories, especially if some applications are designed to fill this in automatically with something as strange as the logged-in-user ID (not mentioning any names). 

I am not sure this is an ODF problem, but it strikes me as very much a Dublin Core problem.

 - Dennis

Dennis E. Hamilton
NuovoDoc: Design for Document System Interoperability 
mailto:Dennis.Hamilton@acm.org | gsm:+1-206.779.9430 
http://NuovoDoc.com http://ODMA.info/dev/ http://nfoWorks.org 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Pawson [mailto:dave.pawson@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 03:17
To: office-comment@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [office-comment] 1.2 para 3.1.7

The <dc:creator> element specifies the name of the person who last
modified the document. The name of this element was chosen for
compatibility with the Dublin Core, but this definition of "creator"
used here differs from Dublin Core, which defines creator as "An
entity primarily responsible for making the content of the resource."

If the semantics are different from dublin core please use a different
element name.
There is no point in diluting DC semantics.


Dave Pawson

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