Re: hidden versus discoverable meta-data

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Gregory J. Rosmaita <> wrote:
> aloha!
> the term "hidden meta-data" is pejorative, and not an accurate descripton
> of attributes such as @summary -- rather than use the term "hidden
> meta-data" i propose a terminology switch to "discoverable meta-data",
> which means it doesn't matter if it is displayed visually or not, but
> in a manner in which the user can readily access it in accordance with
> that user's individual preferences

I think it's an accurate term, and any pejorativeness originating from
the term is due to the fact that it really is hidden for the majority
of users, *specifically* the author themself, which is precisely why
hidden metadata has the problems that it does.


Received on Thursday, 14 January 2010 17:48:40 UTC