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"scheme" attribute of META element

From: Chabot, Elliot <Elliot.Chabot@mail.house.gov>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 19:33:17 -0400
Message-ID: <FC4E438B8EAD8F4EA75B68077888097303BEA615@HRM07.US.House.gov>
To: <public-html-comments@w3.org>
In section 4.2.5 of the HTML 5.0 draft, please reinstate the "scheme"
attribute of the META element.

The XHTML/XHTML implementation of the Dublin Core metadata standard
makes use of the "scheme" attribute.  For instance, 

		<link rel="schema.DC"
href="http://purl.org/DC/elements/1.1/" /> 
		<link rel="schema.DCTERMS"
href="http://purl.org/DC/TERMS/" />

		<meta name="DC.subject.classification"
scheme="DCTERMS.LCSH" content="United States. Congress" />
		<meta name="DC.subject.classification"
scheme="DCTERMS.LCC" content="JK1021" />
		<meta name="DC.subject.classification"
scheme="DCTERMS.DDC" content="328" />

identifies a document as falling under the Library of Congress Subject
Heading "United States. Congress", with a Library of Congress
Classification Number of "JK1021", and a Dewey Decimal Classification
Number of "328".

At the U.S. House of Representatives, we have been using Dublin Core
since 2005 as part of our efforts to promote web standards compliance.
				Elliot 
				Elliot Chabot, esq. 
				Chief for Web Design and Standards
Compliance 
				CAO Web Solutions Branch 
				U.S. House of Representatives 
				H2-646 Ford House Office Building 
				Washington, DC 20515-6165 
				(202) 226-6456 
Received on Thursday, 7 May 2009 06:38:06 GMT

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