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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [docs] Livesites by working area
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 10:01:08 GMT
hepabolu wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:

...

>>> <thinking out loud>
>>> I think, to make things future-proof, we need a flexible metadata 
>>> part, much like the bookmetadata part, where metadata key/value pairs 
>>> can be added, rather than a set number of fields which accommodate 
>>> for the current distinctions (category and version).
>>
>>
>>
>> The approach I use here for our documentation system is to have a 
>> multi-valued field that any user can use to tag a document. I also 
>> have a set of collections that are the "official" classifications.
> 
> 
> Right, but then you have a predefined selection list with available 
> values for the field.

Not quite. You have a predefined selection list for the managed 
collections, but a free form multivalued field for the tags. Best of 
both worlds, users get free form tagging, editors get close control over 
the structure of the document set.

Ross

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