[XML-SIG] XBEL metadata question

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Thu, 23 Mar 2000 13:36:59 -0500 (EST)

Chad Loder writes:
 > What should the owner be of the metadata tags I create? Should it
 > be my program?

  I should clarify a little more; I don't think of "application" in
the "name of program" sense, but it can be either a single program or
a larger suite of tools that may be extended in some way.  It is
intended to fairly well identify what the stuff is for, not the
specific program(s).
  There should be a *single* "application" that represents
page-embedded metadata instead of everyone keeping their own copy in
separate <metadata> elements.  An (informal) registry of application
names under http://www.python.org/topics/xml/xbel/ would be
appropriate if we were actually concerned about name clashes.  ;)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.	  <fdrake at acm.org>
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