How about a META tag?
ml at creativecommons.org
Thu Dec 4 18:03:32 EST 2003
Evan Prodromou wrote:
> There's an entire standard for doing Dublin Core metadata in HTML
> <link> and <meta> tags. No RDF necessary.
I know. I've read the relevant standardese.
> Dublin Core (HINT: CC's metadata is a slight variation on DC) has a
> whole slew of recommendations for encoding Dublin Core data, here:
I don't think that's quite right.
Some of CC's metadata (e.g., License characteristics -- permits,
requires, prohibits) is outside the scope of DC.
We recommend use of much of DC off the shelf to descirbe licensed works.
There are a few unfortunate cases where our recommendation is a slight
variation on, divergence from, or extension of standard DC usage --
cc:license, dc:rights, and cc:Agent.
Stu Weibel (DC) and Eric Miller (formerly DC, currently at W3C and a CC
advisor) are apparently working on a proposal that I eagerly await to
close these gaps.
> Let me also point out that <link> tags and <meta> tags are not
> single-purpose little fellows, in the HTML world. They're used for
> CSS stylesheets, for navigation, for keywording, for all kinds of
> stuff. The DC recommendation is a way to use them for marking up DC
Sure. And you can do a straigtforward conversion of dc:rights and
cc:license as used in CC RDF to DC-in-meta-tags. Which I think is the
way to go if someone wants to specify that a page is under a CC license
in meta tags. And of course you can use whatever other DC properties
you want to in meta and link tags as appropriate.
> Another way is just <link>'ing out to an RDF or other metadata
That's the one that we mention at
> Anyways, just want to make sure you grokked all that.
Grok might be too strong a word, but I do have some familiarity with all
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