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Re: Metadata proliferation

From: Martin J. Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 11:27:47 +0100 (MET)
To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Cc: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, meta2 <meta2@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>, www-html <www-html@w3.org>, HTTP WG <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.95q.970309112525.245B-100000@enoshima>
On Sat, 8 Mar 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Mar 1997, Misha Wolf wrote:

> > The fifteen Dublin Core Metadata elements are: TITLE, CREATOR, SUBJECT, 
> > DESCRIPTION, PUBLISHER, CONTRIBUTOR, DATE, TYPE, FORMAT, IDENTIFIER, SOURCE, 
> > LANGUAGE, RELATION, COVERAGE and RIGHTS.
> 
> Gee, just "date"? Creation date (or first publication date) should be
> specifiable separately from modification date. Oh and there's expiration date
> too, where applicable. I think those should be provided for; otherwise, authors
> will just keep following their own style and ignore DC conventions.

There are qualifiers on the elements. For date, you would have
DC.DATE.CREATION, DC.DATE.MODIFIED, DC.DATE.EXPIRES, and so on
(one would have to agree on which grammatical form to use :-).
But you also may have just one unqualified date.

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Sunday, 9 March 1997 02:29:56 EST

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