[OAI-implementers] oai_dc metadata format

Todd White tmwhite@merit.edu
Tue, 5 Aug 2003 14:37:01 -0400 (EDT)

while we're on the subject of the required oai_dc format, i'm hoping
someone(s) can verify for me that the following XML for the
standard/required oai_dc format is NOT valid.  (the Open Archives
Initiative - Repository Explorer already did, but any further
validation/comments will be most appreciated.)

specifically, the attribute/values -- xsi:type="dct:DCMIType" and
xsi:type="dct:URI" -- are not allowed, correct?

the following comes from:

==================  begin XML source  ===========================
- <metadata>
- <oai_dc:dc xmlns:oai_dc="http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc/"
  <dc:creator>Rahman Jami</dc:creator> 
  <dc:type xsi:type="dct:DCMIType">Text</dc:type> 
  <dc:rights>This collection is free and open for everyone to use. Our
goal in digitizing these texts and putting them online is to provide easy
access to a rich and fascinating core collection of archival texts. By
providing near-unrestricted access to these texts, we hope to encourage
widespread use of moving images in new contexts by people who might not
have used them before.</dc:rights> 
==================  end XML source  ===========================

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