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Re: context of dc:identifier

From: Mike Linksvayer <ml@creativecommons.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 11:59:33 -0700
Message-ID: <46DDAB15.3090300@creativecommons.org>
To: Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>
CC: "Hammond, Tony" <t.hammond@nature.com>, Reto Bachmann-Gmür <rbg@talis.com>, semantic-web@w3.org

Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> OTOH, XMP is a really weird subset of RDF circa 2000. And as the RDF 
> worlds evolves, XMP is increasingly out of sync. Recent changes at the 
> DCMI are perfect evidence of this, where they are deprecating the 
> suggestion to use rdf:Bag and rdf:Alt, defining new base terms with 
> explicit domains and ranges that conflict with how XMP does things, etc.
> 
> I don't have any solutions for you, though I do wish someone at the W3C 
> would put this issue on the radar screen. OpenDocument is getting 
> full-blown RDF support, and I've seen barely a ripple in the semantic 
> web community. What about a W3C-led effort to standardize RDF embedding 
> in files, with Adobe invited to the table?

FWIW Creative Commons would be really really happy to see this happen. 
We've been recommending use of XMP for embedding for awhile, see
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/XMP -- I don't think there is an even 
semi-viable alternative.  But we'd love to see the rough edges go away.

Mike
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