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Re: Metadata survey

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 22:57:16 -0500
To: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Cc: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1236657436.7868.177.camel@pav.lan>
On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 20:39 +0000, Phil Archer wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> 
> A couple of things I think I'd expect to see in this doc:
[...]

One that came to my mind is metalinker:

  http://www.metalinker.org/

It's relevant to
 "Input to decision to buy, download, or read"
 "Links to related documents (prev/next in series, translations, etc)"

It's mostly information about checksums and mirror sites for reliable
bulk download:

"Metalink is an open specification that harnesses the speed and power of
peer to peer networking, FTP, and HTTP with a single click.

For users and content providers, Metalink makes things simpler, faster,
and more reliable."

I haven't studied the P2P aspect of it closely.

The hook it rides on is MIME types. (application/metalink+xml)
hmm... not registered.
 http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/

> Jonathan Rees wrote:
> > Pursuant to ACTION-227, and I hope in time for review prior to the F2F, 
> > I put together the following:
> > 
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2009/02/metadata-survey.html

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