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Re: "scheme" attribute of META element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 21:51:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mike Thacker <mike.thacker@esd.org.uk>
Cc: Tom Dent <tom.dent@porism.com>, public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909022150110.6775@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Mike Thacker wrote:
>
> >>You don't need the "scheme" attribute to do that, though. This is
> basically just synonym matching; you could apply the same synonym matching
> to all terms on the page, and to all metadata values, regardless of the
> scheme="" attribute.<<
> 
> Well the scheme defines the meaning of the content in a precise context.
> 
> So "Apple" from a scheme defining computers, would be different from "Apple"
> in a scheme defining fruit.
> 
> In this case "Abandoned vehicles" has a precise meaning in LGSL.  It 
> defines a service that UK councils are required to provide under a law 
> which defines the scope of the service and the duties of the council.  
> Pages with that term in the metadata with the "LGSL" scheme are 
> contributing towards the fulfilment of that duty.

Sure, but what would break if instead of looking at scheme="", you just 
applied the synonyms from all the various schemes that are supported?

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