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Re: Uniform access to descriptions

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:05:55 -0400
Message-Id: <2094C7A9-0DE9-4477-9B65-95E8AF840055@gmail.com>
Cc: Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>

On Mar 24, 2008, at 8:11 AM, Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) wrote:

>> 2. There is no definition in the text/plain MIME type
>> registration about
>> how to  include machine-parsable metadata. Other conventions, such as
>> using http://example.org/writings/essay#it etc, falls on the
>> assumption that we want to build on top of the existing WWW.
>
> Right, but if you want to serve machine-processable metadata that  
> describes a chunk of text, why not just serve RDF for the metadata  
> and either include the chunk of text in an RDF assertion or include  
> a pointer to it?   You can certainly point to existing content that  
> way.

I think the point is that the resource may preexist, and that the  
challenge is to not serve it in a different format (which would  
require client cooperation), but find some other way to associate  
metadata with it.

-lan
Received on Monday, 24 March 2008 16:07:15 GMT

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