Re: Location marker

Andrew Daviel (
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 16:50:10 -0700 (PDT)

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 16:50:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Andrew Daviel <>
To: Peter Flynn <>
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Subject: Re: Location marker

On 20 Aug 1997, Peter Flynn wrote:

>     <META NAME="DC.coverage.placeName" CONTENT="Chicago, USA">
> Placenames I understand. What is the implication of "coverage"?
> Sounds like it's gone all domain-specific (marketing?) which is
> probably not a good idea. Or is this one of those word with a
> different UK/GB meaning?

DC is vaguely librarian-driven, not marketing.
"coverage" is one of the basic elements finalized I think last year.
If you write a piece on kayaking in Alaska, then the coverage is Alaska.
Ditto for air quality records for London, UK etc.

There's also some numeric subelements (nominally latitude, longitude
in degrees) which can enable a geographic search, and temporal
subelements which enable a time-based search.

If the element doesn't make sense (say for a texture JPEG), leave it out.