[tdwg-tapir] tapir metadata issues
jim at nrel.colostate.edu
Tue Jul 3 16:04:33 CEST 2007
I would prefer 1 but if it will be hard for a single standard to meet
everyone's needs then I'd support 2. Any of the options would be preferred
to the existing situation.
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[mailto:tdwg-tapir-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] On Behalf Of Renato De Giovanni
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Subject: Re: [tdwg-tapir] tapir metadata issues
I see the following alternatives to the language issue:
1) Indicate through the specification one particular standard to be used by
2) Include dc:language elements inside a new element with an attribute
indicating the standard being used, such as:
Where "standard" could be an extensible controlled vocabulary.
3) Extend the dc:language type so that it accepts a similar "standard"
Are there other alternatives we should consider?
I think the requirements are that:
* Language can be optional.
* There can be multiple languages.
* We must somehow know what is the standard used for the language.
I don't think it would be necessary to allow multiple language elements
where each one could be potentially related to different standards.
I don't have strong feelings about this, although I would be more inclined
to choose option 2. Option 1 would bring less impact to existing
implementations and installations, but we would need to be sure that the
standard we choose would really cover all needs.
What do you think?
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