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Subject: Re: [tm-pubsubj-comment] ISSUES - DC metadata in html

Mary Nishikawa wrote:

> I think that we can go back and take a look at what Murray proposed in 
> his "Augmented Metadata in xhtml" However, the link from our documents 
> page is broken, so I couldn't access the resource. It is really better 
> to have the metadata inline with the identifier, however,  I worry about 
> the complexity and resources that it could create; if all the metadata 
> is in the header, it might be easier.

It's really quite simple to obtain all <meta> elements in a document,
regardless of where they are and whether you're using DOM, SAX, or JDOM
APIs. I believe the added benefits of locating the metadata for an
element as a child of that element outweigh the drawbacks. Management
is certainly a lot easier (no links to maintain!).

I've reposted the "Augmented Metadata in XHTML" draft on my own web


> It would be good to get feedback from DCMI, Network Working Group. See 
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2731.txt  Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in 
> HTML ( I don't mind contacting them if you want me to.

The longer time has passed on that early idea the more I like it, and

am beginning to think people could avoid a great deal of wasted work
on the Semantic Web if this simple idea were adopted, rather than
trying to develop some new markup language to be included in Web
pages. Using the existing <meta> element is simple, backward
compatible (ie., invisible) to existing web browsers, and doesn't
require any further development or infrastructure change. It also
avoids RDF, which I simply cannot believe "normal" Web authors to
attempt to tackle. Dublin Core plus <meta> is really all one needs
to augment Web pages.


Murray Altheim                  <http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/murray/>
Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK7 6AA, UK

      In the evening
      The rice leaves in the garden
      Rustle in the autumn wind
      That blows through my reed hut.  -- Minamoto no Tsunenobu

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