Re: PROFILE as HEAD attribute

Paul Miller (apm9@york.ac.uk)
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 23:40:49 +0100 (BST)


Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 23:40:49 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Miller <apm9@york.ac.uk>
To: Dublin Core Metadata list <meta2@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: PROFILE as HEAD attribute
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.91.970415110848.13696E-100000@andrew.triumf.ca>
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.95L.970415233444.17292A-100000@tower.york.ac.uk>

On Tue, 15 Apr 1997, Andrew Daviel wrote:

> 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" ...
> 

Presumably, the DC. prefix model suggested by many for the Dublin Core
could be called into service here, giving you

...
<META NAME="DC.creator"
...

and

...
<META NAME="ADS.creator"

where 'ADS' refers to a specific Archaeology Data Service profile that
would, of course, be fully defined on the ADS website...

There are issues here of registry, as with SCHEME names, in order to avoid
'ADS' being 'Archaeology Data Service' AND 'Alberta Dustbin Systems' or
the Getty's Art & Architecture Thesaurus scheme being coded as both 'AAT'
and 'A&AT'...

Paul

  == paul miller ============================= apm9@york.ac.uk ==
   collections manager, archaeology data service, king's manor
   york, YO1 2EP, UK                  tel: +44 (0)1904 43 3954
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