Re: PROFILE as HEAD attribute

Andrew Daviel (andrew@andrew.triumf.ca)
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 13:14:21 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 13:14:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca>
To: meta2 <meta2@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: PROFILE as HEAD attribute
In-Reply-To: <5724371515041997/A84056/REDMS2/11B47BE51800*@MHS>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.91.970415110848.13696E-100000@andrew.triumf.ca>

On Tue, 15 Apr 1997, Misha Wolf wrote:

> The next version of HTML is likely to support the SCHEME and LANG qualifiers 
> proposed at DC-4 in Canberra.  See <http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-htmllink>.
> 

re. http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-htmllink#profile

Good idea. People are starting to use more metadata and authoring tools
are generating it. I suspect there's a tendency to 
  a) fill in authoring tool forms without considering the meaning of 
     the fields
  b) Invent new names without documenting them
  c) Just plain misunderstand the use of <META NAME=

See e.g. http://vancouver-webpages.com/META/,
http://vancouver-webpages.com/META/bycount.shtml

A question:

given <HEAD PROFILE="http://ww ...>
      <META NAME="author" 

what if an author wishes to use more than one profile (both DC
and a private or specialist scheme, for instance), and
the same item appears in both profiles ? Indeed, how do you tell which
profile an item belongs to (short of reading both profiles and looking 
for it) ?

Possibilities:

  <PROFILE HREF="http://etc.org/myprofile.html">
    <META NAME="author" ...
  </PROFILE>
  <PROFILE HREF="http://http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core">
    <META NAME="creator" ...
  </PROFILE>


  <META PROFILE HREF="http://..." NAME="author" ...


Andrew Daviel
TRIUMF and Vancouver Webpages