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RE: "scheme" attribute of META element

From: Chabot, Elliot <Elliot.Chabot@mail.house.gov>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 18:36:43 -0400
Message-ID: <FC4E438B8EAD8F4EA75B68077888097303BEA6B0@HRM07.US.House.gov>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: <public-html-comments@w3.org>

We try to use Dublin Core-compliant metadata on all of our
publicly-facing web sites, including http://www.house.gov/.  

We do not consume the data, we produce it and put it out on the web so
that others can consume.  

When it comes to creating web sites, we try to comply with the standards
published by respected sources.  The W3C recommendations are our gold
standard, but we also try to incorporate standards from other respected
sources if they are compatible with W3C recommendations.  The
recommendations of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
<http://www.dublincore.org/>  have traditionally fallen into that class.

We encourage compliance with these type of standards even when there are
currently few (or even no) applications that make use of particular
features - on the theory that we are contributing to creating the
critical mass of standards-compliant data on the web that will make it
worthwhile for application designers to come forward and create the
applications that can make use of the data.

		Elliot Chabot, esq. 
		Chief for Web Design and Standards Compliance
		CAO Web Solutions Branch 
		U.S. House of Representatives 
		H2-646 Ford House Office Building 
		Washington, DC 20515-6165
		1 (202) 226-6456 


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hickson [mailto:ian@hixie.ch] 
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:48 AM
To: Chabot, Elliot
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Subject: Re: "scheme" attribute of META element

On Wed, 6 May 2009, Chabot, Elliot wrote:
> The XHTML/XHTML implementation of the Dublin Core metadata standard 
> makes use of the "scheme" attribute.  For instance,
> 		<link rel="schema.DC"
href="http://purl.org/DC/elements/1.1/" /> 
> 		<link rel="schema.DCTERMS"
href="http://purl.org/DC/TERMS/" />
> 		<meta name="DC.subject.classification"
scheme="DCTERMS.LCSH" content="United States. Congress" />
> 		<meta name="DC.subject.classification"
scheme="DCTERMS.LCC" content="JK1021" />
> 		<meta name="DC.subject.classification"
scheme="DCTERMS.DDC" content="328" />
> identifies a document as falling under the Library of Congress Subject
> Heading "United States. Congress", with a Library of Congress
> Classification Number of "JK1021", and a Dewey Decimal Classification
> Number of "328".
> At the U.S. House of Representatives, we have been using Dublin Core
> since 2005 as part of our efforts to promote web standards compliance.

Can you elaborate on this? What software do you use to actually consume 
this data? Is this internal data or is it published on the Web?

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