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Re: XHTML2 and metainformation

From: Robin Lionheart <w3c-ml@robinlionheart.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 06:19:39 -0400
Message-ID: <04e001c31acb$7eb80be0$117de518@prolog021503my>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

Ernest Cline wrote:
> Here is a proposal of how to resolve both problems.
> <ml profile="http://www.dublincore.org">
>   <mi name="Publisher">DC Comics</mi>
> </ml>
> <ml profile="http://www.dccomics.com">
>   <mi name="Publisher">Karen Berger</mi>
> </ml>

The HTML 4.0 syntax for setting metadata schemas:

<head profile="http://www.dublincore.org">
    <meta name="DC.publisher">DC Comics</meta>

does have the limitation of not handling multiple profiles. The syntax also
implies that your "Keywords" and "Description" metas are part of your Dublic
Core metadata.

Your proposal is better, but I don't think a cryptic two-letter tag like
<ml> is necessary for such an uncommon element, and we already have <meta>
so why introduce <mi>?

I propose instead:

<schema profile="http://www.dccomics.com">
   <meta name="Publisher">Karen Berger</meta>
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