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Re: Response to your LC Comment -2406 on Media API spec

From: Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:54:18 +0200
Message-ID: <4CAB03DA.5060609@w3.org>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: "public-media-annotation@w3.org" <public-media-annotation@w3.org>
Doug,
Could you please join today's call (now) ?
I have sent an invitation earlier.

Thierry

Le 05/10/2010 12:50, Doug Schepers a ├ęcrit :
> drastic simplification, with only one or two interfaces, with a couple
> of methods to get back arrays of values, rather than trying to strongly
> type all the possible attributes for each type of metadata. The array
> structure could simply be an associative array, with the name of the
> property as the index for the value, like a JSON structure.  This would
> be much simpler to implement, and even simpler for content authors,
> since they could use a generic function to get and process any metadata
> value, rather than having to make custom code for each type of metadata
> they wanted.
>
> Since any given piece of metadata may have multiple representations with
> different data and in different formats on different dates, I would
> suggest that each return value be an array of arrays... with the
> metadata itself embedded in an array item that describes its format and
> date... or something like that.
>
> This is the suggestion I made before, at TPAC and when I talked to
> several of you individually.  I'm not set on my solution, but I feel
> confident that the API as designed in the spec today is too large and
> too rigid.
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