[OAI-implementers] HTML in CDATA section in Dublic Core

WSimpson at wiley.co.uk WSimpson at wiley.co.uk
Wed Aug 4 11:31:49 EDT 2004


I am generating Dublin Core meta-data for a customer as part of an OAI
static repository. The customer has asked me to put HTML formatting
elements (such as paragraph, subscript, and superscript) and HTML character
entities inside elements of the Dublin Core XML representation. They are
suggesting that I do so by wrapping the HTML in a CDATA section. While this
will validate against the static repository schema, it does not seem to be
in the spirit of Dublin Core. Is such an approach acceptable use of Dublin
Core within an OAI record, or should only plain text be used?

Many thanks,


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