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Re: "scheme" attribute of META element

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 10:07:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4A0296DB.9000301@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "Chabot, Elliot" <Elliot.Chabot@mail.house.gov>, public-html-comments@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 6 May 2009, Chabot, Elliot wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> Can you elaborate on this? What software do you use to actually consume 
> this data? Is this internal data or is it published on the Web?

I can't speak for Elliot, but the Web repository connector inside SAP 
Netweaver's Knowledge Management has supported RFC2731-style encoded 
metadata (as shown above) for many years now.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 7 May 2009 08:08:40 GMT

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