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Re: Metadata

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@Adobe.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 14:00:53 -0700
Message-Id: <199910222057.NAA23541@mail-345.corp.Adobe.COM>
To: Rod Lehman <rlehman@zeltech.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Sorry Rod, the absense of the 'metadata' element in the DTD was just an
error on my part. It will be fixed in the next public spec.

For the time being, you can throw metadata expressed in the RDF namespace
(or whatever metadata namespace you care to use) into a 'desc' element.
Anything within the 'metadata' or 'desc' element does not affect rendering,
and any content is allowed within either element. The main reason for
having a 'metadata' element and a different 'desc' element is so that
people will know that they can find document-level metadata such as Dublin
Core in one spot (i.e.,  the 'metadata' element), whereas the 'desc'
element is meant for either descriptive text about a component of the
drawing or (conceivable) some sort of structured or unstructured
supplemental information about the component of the drawing.

Jon Ferraiolo
SVG Editor
Adobe Systems Incorporated

At 03:12 PM 10/22/99 -0500, Rod Lehman wrote:
>I'm currently using SVG to represent geo-referenced map objects.  And these
>objects have quite a lot of proprietary metadata to go along with them. 
>While I do see a description for metadata in the documentation, and it even
>talks about a metadata tag.  I don't see any metadata tag in the 8/13 DTD.
>Am I missing something, or will this be added later?  Could you add it soon
>so I can create valid SVG files with my metadata?
>Rodney A. Lehman
>Zel Technologies, LLC
>V: 757.722.5565 x:3156
>F: 757.722.3802
Received on Friday, 22 October 1999 16:58:38 UTC

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