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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Metadata in Forrest (was Re: [RT] Per document skinconf...)
Date Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:32:37 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
>> Ross Gardler wrote:
> 
> ...
> 
>>> All that being said, Forrest could be made to support both a separate 
>>> file or embedded data (there are use cases where the simplistic 
>>> solution is the best one). The problem with this is that we will have 
>>> two locations for storing the same data - could be confusing for users.
>>
>>
>> IMHO the least we have to worry about is to confuse users. I have seen 
>> that if there is a simple and a more complete way, users would not get 
>> confused.
>>
>> The only confusion would come out of using both methods at the same 
>> time, with clashing metadata values. Ouch!
>>
>> I'll browse the web for 'rdf in html', 'xhtml metadata' etc to see how 
>> this is defined elsewhere. I want to try to reinvent the wheel the 
>> least possible.
> 
> 
> And I did :-)
> 
>  From what I read it seems that making it possible to embed in xhtml 
> *and* be able to king to a metadata file is the solution to pursue.

OK, I'm working on meta-data in an extension to Burrokeet soon (using 
Dublin Core). I'll follow up on these links and create a separate RT 
(after 0.7 release).

Ross

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