Re: Content or Metadata?
At 01:14 PM 12/2/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote: >The second example is an interesting choice. After all, the full OED >would probably count as metadata to people who bother to make the >distinction: These are murky waters. But there are a couple of things that are incontrovertably true: 1. All metadata is data. Given an aggregation of data items, each application can and will make its own decisions as to which is "data" and which "meta". Thus a common syntax for both, to the extent possible, is a good thing. 2. Not all data is metadata. Examples: this email message; Chopin's Nocturnes; Tuxedo.gif. Operationally, my experience suggests that in stuff that is not metadata, ordering matters. The converse is true; if ordering matters, it's probably not metadata. There are exceptions but you have to work pretty hard. -Tim xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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