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Re: requesting XML records

From: Theo van Veen <Theo.vanVeen@kb.nl>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 12:52:35 +0100
Message-Id: <se82f430.099@mail.kb.nl>
To: <a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk>
Cc: <www-zig@w3.org>

>>>> Andy Powell <a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk> 27-03-03 12:36 >>>
>
>On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Theo van Veen wrote:
>
>> My point is that requesting a certain types of records, responding
>> certain types of records and accepting and understanding the responded
>> records are three different things that does not perse have to be
>> expressed by a single schema.  Example: We defined an application
>> profile that we encourage to be used for optimal functionality.  But
>> we accept DC simple, we prefer to get DC qualified and we ackowledge
>> the fact that some use the library application profile. Currently I do
>> not know a descent way of requesting records in conformance with what
>> I described.
>
>Yes.  I agree this is an issue.  What I think you want to do is request a
>metadata record that conforms to any 'application profile' that is based
>on 'simple DC'.  I agree that we have no way of making such a request
>currently (nor does the OAI-PMH) - but I also agree that it would be
>useful to have such a mechanism.

I think we only need one thing to make this happen: reserve the term DCX (Dublin Core extended) to express the fact that records - requested or returned - are based on DC and DCQ, but may also contain elements from other namespaces. 

Theo
Received on Thursday, 27 March 2003 06:55:07 GMT

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