> "Dublin Core" specifies a profile of META usage which some groups
> of users find appropriate.
With our pedantic hats on, DCMI don't "specify" anything relating to
HTML and <meta> at all. Some people connected with DC have made some
observations about how this could be done, should someone else happen
to be looking for informal observations on the subject. It's a very
long way from "specifies" though.
There's also a very old RFC 2731 on the subject. The even older paper
on embedding RDF within HTML is certainly worth a read for useful
background even today, although I'd hesitate to recommend its blind
If you're at the level of embedding DC in HTML, then chances are you'd
benefit from looking at PRISM too, maybe even the OAI work. There's
even some UK government rubbish (e-GMS) that you might be forced to
know about, although it's too broken to recommend unless it's mandatory
Alan J. Flavell
On Mon, 27 Feb 2006, Andy Dingley wrote:
> Alan J. Flavell wrote:
> > "Dublin Core" specifies a profile of META usage which some groups
> > of users find appropriate.
> With our pedantic hats on, DCMI don't "specify" anything relating to
> HTML and <meta> at all.
|| Status of Document: This is a DCMI Recommendation.
I'm not an expert in DCMI terminology, but I interpreted that as a
DCMI recommendation. Care to show me where I went wrong?
Alan J. Flavell
Alan J. Flavell wrote:
> I'm not an expert in DCMI terminology, but I interpreted that as a
> DCMI recommendation. Care to show me where I went wrong?
DCMI have a weirder attitude than W3C in terms of what they "recommend"
and how rigorous conformance to these recommendations is. When pushed,
they retrench on how much they claim to define, making DC1.0 qualifiers
less useful for interoperability than needed and DC 1.1 awkward indeed.
Use of DC, and use of DC within HTML, is certainly outside their remit.
It's simply not theirs to define. So follow their (good) advice on how
to do it, follow their equally good principles on how to achieve
interoperability, particularly the 1.0 "dumbing down" principle. Don't
however use the DC guidance as an absolute standard on "conformance"
when judging others' implementations. Any embedding of DC into HTML
that doesn't demonstrably break either of the separate standards is
perfectly "valid", even if it's at odds with this one specific