Re: metadata namespace screw cases and DC/RDF

From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 14:45:21 EDT

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    > > All others --
    > > whether defined by Word or by users -- go at top level.
    > I would rather see them prefixed by 'custom.' or something
    > similar. We *may* chose to support other metadata standards in the
    > future[1], and IMHO it's better if *all* keys are prefixed.

    I'm going to prefix our custom keys with "abiword." as a namespace, of
    sorts. User-defined tags will be prefixed with "custom."

    > > 1. For those of you who read the above date examples
    > > carefully, I'm not sure whether our canonical datetime output
    > > should include the timezone offsets or not. For details, see:
    > >
    > >
    > I would prefer if they did.

    I'm preferring that they have GMT-XXXX included in there too, or
    something similar.
    > > 3. FWIW, I'm not sure it's all that safe to map Word's
    > > company onto DC's publisher. Word actually has a separate
    > > publisher keyword in their custom tag.
    > Then we shouldn't map it, IMO.

    MSWord's OLE Summary Streams do not have anything resembling a Publisher
    tag (at least as standard). I can show you specs and implementations to
    this effect, and you can probably show me a screenshot that proves your
    point. I'm leaving things as-is for now until I'm convinced that we
    should do otherwise.
    I've just committed the proper prefixing stuff to CVS HEAD.


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