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Re: Update to draft-ietf-webdav-dublin-core

From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 17:18:13 +0000
Message-ID: <362239D4.F9B99446@netscape.com>
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Jim Davis wrote:

> As I see it, there are three proposals:
>  1. monolithic.
>  2. structured properties (e.g. list values)
>  3. flattened.
>
> Monolithic is bad for the reasons I just explained.  "flattened" was
> proposed (I suppose) in case DASL did not have structured query,

Flattened was addressed in order to mirror a (now obsolete, apparently) proposal
within Dublin Core, which would have implemented structured elements by
flattening them.  The DC group is now working on an RDF-based system; since RDF
is expressed in XML, we can handle it with structured properties.

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