[OAI-implementers] rdf

Eric Lease Morgan eric_morgan@ncsu.edu
Mon, 30 Apr 2001 07:48:33 -0400

Tim Brody <tdb198@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

>> <identifier>twain-30-44</identifier>
> Not an answer to your question but a query, I believe DC describes
> "identifier" as an unambiguous reference to the article, for example a
> URL. With service-provider hat on I would rather be provided with a
> complete URL (which I can then pass onto users), than something that must
> be derived.
> With that in mind couldn't rdf:resource* be put in dc:identifier, and
> those particular fields dropped?
> (I don't know whether "hasIndex" and other fields could be encapsulated
> within a DC attribute?)
> I have come to the conclusion that anything can be represented by DC
> somewhere, its just a question of how much context you're prepared to
> loose!

I'm not exactly sure whether or not identifier is suppose to be a URL or a
URI. I suppose the "I" stands for "identifier", and that is easy enough to
fix in my code.

As to the other, I am still trying to get my brain around XML and
namespaces, so my reply to your question is, "I don't know."

Eric Lease Morgan