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Re: Metadata for all and PS for metadata (Was Re: where to hang the metadata?)

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:23:07 +0100
Message-ID: <481607FB.2080908@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Christian de Sainte Marie <csma@ilog.fr>
CC: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, "Boley, Harold" <Harold.Boley@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>, public-rif-wg@w3.org

Christian de Sainte Marie wrote:
> Michael Kifer wrote:

>> It would be
>> useful, although I am afraid we will not be done any time soon with this
>> given the amount of heat that even seemingly simple issues tend to
>> generate.
> Maybe, or maybe not :-)
> Maybe we could just have a quick poll on which meta-data everyone would 
> like to have standardized, and maybe we would see that there is a 
> obvious subset of the answers on which nobody objects?

We have discussed this before, a few times (though I lack the time or 
will to track down the emails). To me the minimal core set is actually 
very simple: name, comment, author(s) and date (of authorship).

Previously I suggested using the rdfs vocabulary plus bits of Dublin 
Corre for these but there was preference for use of Dublin Core. So my 
suggestion would be:

    dc:title        - rule name
    dc:description  - longer descriptive comments
    dc:creator      - author
    dc:date         - authorship date

Personally I want to also have rdfs:seeAlso as a route to referring to 
arbitrary other metadata documents on the web but that's not critical.

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