[OAI-implementers] changing formats
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:00:09 -0500 (EST)
Actually, we have data available in TEI lite (a build on SGML), from
which we extracted the info to create the dc XML files. And soon we
will have streaming media, etc., etc; and also we have incredible
images of old documents, stuff like that.
Looking at the specs, it seems that the return info on the verbs
which require metadata prefixes could be/should be in the format of
whatever the prefix describes (via the created schema).
However, Hussein tells me (thank-you, Hussein!!) that I am
constrained to put everything in XML regardless of what it is. I can
probably figure out a way to do that with TEI lite (though it may
render it pointless), but I can't exactly put streaming media in XML---
only a description of it. So now it seems to me that if we want to make
that stuff available, it can only be via a link, either in the metadata
somewhere, or via the <about> tag in ListRecords (or both).
Is my understanding on this clear??
I appreciate your feedback!
On Mon, 19 Feb 2001
> If I understand your question correctly...
> - Each record only contains metadata in one format.
> - The format corresponds to the prefix given as an argument.
> - A prefix argument is alway required regardless of whether the desired
> return is DC or another metadata format.
> - Every metadata format requires a schema for validation.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: deridder [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 2:43 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: [OAI-implementers] changing formats
> > If we implement another metadata prefix, do we then return
> > data in the
> > given format (which need not include Dublin core *or* XML) in
> > response to
> > GetRecord & ListRecords, if that format is specified?
> > (and the others are still returned in xml/dc, since the
> > MDprefix is not
> > an input arg for them?)
> > I am guessing in that case we create our own
> > schema which determines if what we are returning is correct.
> > Am I clear on this?? If not, please enlighten me! thanks!
> > ---Jody
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