[OAI-implementers] rdf

Hussein Suleman hussein@vt.edu
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 11:31:44 -0700


"Young,Jeff" wrote:
> I have a question about using multiple namespaces within an OAI
> <metadata> element. The discussion below implies that this can be
> done.

well, heres a thought ... lets say the service provider asks for
"oai_dc_ims" (this is a 'made-up' name) ... is there anything that
prevents a data provider from responding with something like

  <dc xmlns="dc" xsi:schemaLocation="dc dcschema">
  <ims xmlns="ims" xsi:schemaLocation="ims imsschema">

? the problem of course is that the dc_ims format needs a schema and
prefix and there is none ... (of course we cna fudge it :))

or do we have to use an embedded model like (with a special schema just
for the combining "dcims" element, allowing any tags within) :

  <dcims xmlns="dcims" xmlns:dc="dc" xmlns:ims="ims"
         xsi:schemaLocation="dcims dcisschema"
         xsi:schemaLocation="dc dcschema"
         xsi:schemaLocation="ims imsschema">

anyway, just thought i would write out examples to see if they looked
reasonable (i havent checked them with any tools yet) ... please comment


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